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  • Notice of Appeal for Pennsylvania

    This packet from North Penn Legal Services will prepare a "Notice of Appeal" form (as well as a Civil Cover Sheet) for filing an appeal from the Magisterial District Court to the Court of Common Pleas. Instructions for filing and service will be included. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Common Landlord-Tenant Myths (Video)

    This video, Common Landlord-Tenant Myths, provides information on most of the problems arising during the tenancy, including written versus oral leases, eviction notices, illegal self-help evictions, security deposits, and warranty of habitability. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Handbook on Rules and Procedures for Landlord-Tenant Relations in the Fifth Judicial District - Allegheny County

    This handbook outlines what a tenant in Allegheny County should know if they have a dispute with their landlord. It details how a tenant can avoid court, instances when a tenant can bring their landlord to court and what to do if a tenant must go to court. Download PDF version. Read More

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    Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts
  • Self-Help Handbook for Tenants

    This handbook from North Penn Legal Services provides useful information about renting an apartment and some of the basics of landlord-tenant law. For those looking for rental housing, the handbook has practical suggestions about what to look for while inspecting the rental unit and what questions to ask the landlord. For those who are already renting, the handbook discusses common problems such as nonpayment of rent or complaints about repairs. [PDF] Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Tenant and Landlord Relationships (Audio-MP3)

    This is an episode of Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA on 7/12/07. Consumer Protection Law in Pennsylvania and Landlord/Tenant Relationships are discussed by NWLS Attorneys John Gandrud & David Hull in this episode. (28:15) Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • A Tenant's Guide to Renting

    This handbook from Neighborhood Legal Services Association is designed to address some common problems that you may face as a tenant. It addresses a number issues including Searching for a rental unit; Reviewing and signing your lease; Moving into your new rental unit; Living in your rental unit; and Moving out. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Tenants Rights

    Information on the rights of tenants in a landlord and tenant relationship. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Security Deposits

    Information on the legal issues concerning security deposits from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Landlord Rights

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on a landlord's rights regarding security deposits and eviction notices in a residential lease agreement. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • PhillyTenant.org

    Website providing a comprehensive resource for Tenant Rights in Philadelphia. This website is a collaborative project of the AIDS Law Project, Community Legal Services, Dechert LLP, HELP-MLP, Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Philadelphia Legal Assistance, Philadelphia VIP, Regional Housing Legal Services, SeniorLAW Center, and the Tenant Union Representative Network. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • PhillyTenant.org

    Website providing information and resources on Tenants Rights in Philadelphia. PhillyTenant.org is the product of a collaboration of legal services and tenant advocacy organizations in Philadelphia. Site provides written resource materials, videos and information on Tenants Rights Workshops held in Philadelphia. Content Detail

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    Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project
  • Philly Tenant Resource Guide [PDF]

    Resource from the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project providing information for people facing eviction in Philadelphia. The guide also provides contact information for agencies and organizations that provide assistance to people facing eviction on a variety of legal and practical topics, including housing, utilities, food, health and work. Content Detail

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    Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project
  • Renting a House or Apartment

    Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Small Claims Court

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on the operation of the Magisterial District Court in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association