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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about issues relating to Tenants Rights
in Pennsylvania.

  • How to Keep Someone off Your Property

    Information from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. about keeping people off your property and the law relating to defiant trespass. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
  • Renting an Apartment (Video)

    This "Renting an Apartment" video from North Penn Legal Services addresses many practical issues tenants and landlords should consider before entering into a lease agreement. Of particular interest to landlords is an extensive panel discussion on discriminatory advertising and rental practices. The format includes vignettes and a panel discussion. (24 minutes) Read More

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    North Penn 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
  • Becoming a Responsible Renter (Video)

    Video from the Allegheny County Department of Human Service on steps you can take to become a responsible renter. Read More

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    Allegheny County Department of Human Service
  • Moving Before Your Lease Is Up?

    Information about your rights and obligations, and your landlord's rights and opbligations when you move out before your lease is up. Content Detail

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    MidPenn Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Rights and Responsibilities of Tenants Living in Federal Housing

    A brochure for tenants living in federal housing from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (PDF format, 8 Pages) Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Tenants Rights

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

    By:
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Tenants' Rights - Going to Court

    Northwestern Legal Services provides general information for tenants regarding district justice court hearings. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Tenants’ Rights in Dealing with Bed Bugs

    Information from North Penn Legal Services on Tenants' rights in dealing with a bed bug problem. [PDF] Content Detail

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services for tenants about your right to quiet enjoyment of your premises. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Landlord’s Interference With a Tenant’s Right to Utility Service

    Information from MidPenn Legal Services on a Tenant's rights regarding utility service in a rented residence. [PDF] Content Detail

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    MidPenn 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
  • Tenant Resource Guide

    This guide was produced by Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and The Legal Clinic for the Disabled to help connect low-income tenants in Philadelphia to community resources. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • The Right of Quiet Enjoyment

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association on a tenant's right to quiet enjoyment. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Your Right as a Tenant to a Decent Home

    This brochure from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. describes the right of a tenant to a safe and sanitary home. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.