Pennsylvania Rental Laws
|Termination for Nonpayment Notice|
68 P.S. §250.501
(b) Except as provided for in subsection (c), in case of the expiration of a term
or of a forfeiture for breach of the conditions of the lease where the lease is for any term of one
year or less or for an indeterminate time, the notice shall specify that the tenant shall remove
within fifteen days from the date of service thereof, and when the lease is for more than one
year, then within thirty days from the date of service thereof. In case of failure of the tenant,
upon demand, to satisfy any rent reserved and due, the notice shall specify that the tenant shall
remove within ten days from the date of the service thereof.
|Termination for Lease Violation Notice||Landlord can terminate with Unconditional Quit notice|
|Small Claim Court Limit||Pennsylvania Small Claim Court Limit is $12,000|
|Handling Abandoned Property||Section 250.505. Abandoned mobile homes|
(a) If a mobile home is abandoned by its residents for a period of thirty days or
more, the owner of the mobile home park or other person or persons responsible for operation
of the park may:
(1) Enter the mobile home and secure any appliances, furnishings, materials,
supplies or other personal property therein and disconnect the mobile home from any utilities.
|Penalty for Self-Help Eviction||Uo to the court to determine damages|
|Tenant Withholding Rent for Repairs||Warranty of Habitability|
|Required Disclosures||No disclosures|
|Security Deposit Rules||Security Deposit Amount: 2 months for the first year; 1 month for the second and following years|
Interest on security deposit must be paid to tenants at the end of their third year.
Escrow account required.
For security deposits over $100, the landlord must deposit in a state or federally regulated bank and disclose the name, address and the amount of the deposit.
Deadline to itemize and return of security deposit: 30 days
Section 250.511a. Escrow funds limited
Section 250.511b. Interest on escrow funds held more than two years
Section 250.512. Recovery of improperly held escrow funds
|Month-to-Month Notice||No statute|
|Payment of Rent|