As students return for the fall semester in many Pennsylvania universities and colleges, there are traditional welcome back parties. On campus, campus police regulates parties but off campus parties are less controlled and typically louder and wilder events. After several weekends of rowdy wild off campus parties which disturbed neighbors, led to underage drinking, fighting, … Continue reading PA College towns are enforcing rental ordinances targeting student disruptive conduct.
Under Pennsylvania's Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951, 68 P.S. '250.101, et. Seq., a landlord may require a security deposit to be held for tenant caused damages and possible past due rent. See 68 P.S. §250.511 and §250.512. A security deposit is not the same as rent. It is money that actually belongs to the … Continue reading A Pennsylvania tenant’s right to recover a security deposit.
A residential lease is where the landlord and tenant enter into a contract to lease premises, real property, for the sole purpose of living. The real property is used as a home. The classic example of a lease is for an apartment. The lease can also be for a house or mobile home. The lease … Continue reading Landlord-Tenant: Brief Overview
I recently had a friend contact me with questions about Landlord-Tenant law in Pennsylvania. Here is the story: I have been living in our apartment for a little over four years. Within the past year there has been an infestation of roaches. ( we had the problem in 2011&2012 but is subsided) We brought this … Continue reading Landlord Tenant & Infestation – What Can A Tenant Do