A Pennsylvania tenant’s right to recover a security deposit.

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.

Bogus Charges From Your Landlord?

By Matthew T. Hovey, Esquire Almost always, when a new tenant signs a residential lease with a landlord, the landlord will require that the tenant provide a security deposit in addition to rent. The security deposit is held by the landlord and will be used by the landlord in various circumstances if the tenant fails … Continue reading Bogus Charges From Your Landlord?