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Before You Move In

The Tenant - Finding A Home (Pennsylvania)

  1. Things a Tenant Must Consider?
  2. What About Public Housing?
  3. Fair Housing Laws Guarantee Protection Against Discrimination
  4. How To Inspect the Rental Unit?
  5. What Questions Should a Tenant Ask?
  6. What Will the Lease. or Tenant Agreement Include?
  7. Sample lease
  8. How May the Lease be Changed or Modified?
  9. Tenant/Landlord Rights and Duties

Move in/Move out Checklist for Both Landlords & Tenants (Pennsylvania)
For use during move in and move out inspections.

Responsibilities of The Tennant And The Landlord In a Residential Lease Agreement (Pennsylvania)

Selecting Your New Home
What to do before you rent. Common sense tips for all states.

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Repairs & Maintenance

Repairs (Pennsylvania Landlord Tenant Handbook)
Who Is Responsible, Repair and Deduct and Implied Warranty of Habitability and other remedies.

Violations of Municipal Housing Codes (Pennsylvania Landlord Tenant Handbook)

Duty To Repair In Business Leases (Pennsylvania)

Types of Remedies If Landlord Doesn't Make Repairs (Pennsylvania)

Defending Yourself in Court Over A Landlord Tenant Matter (Pennsylvania)
Basics on what to expect and how to prepare.

Where To Get Legal Or Government Assistance (Consumer-SOS)
Government, nonprofit and commercial groups to help you when you're in trouble.

Getting Your Landlord To Make Minor Repairs (General)

Cleaning & Repairs A Landlord Can't Charge For (Not State Specific)

Tactics To Get Your Landlord To Make Repairs (Not State Specific)

Find Your City's Municipal Codes
Learn how your city code treats, garbage, nuisance and safety hazards. If you can't find your city, follow their links to other code sites that can help you.

Landlord Tenant Laws In 49 States & DC (Missing LA) 
If your apartment has been rendered unlivable by your landlord's breach of his obligations, see

Uninhabitable Premises/Constructive Eviction
(Consumer-SOS)

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Security Deposits

Notice To Move Out (Pennsylvania Landlord Tenant Handbook)
How much notice do you need to give and can the landlord keep your security deposit.

Security Deposit Brochures From Pennsylvania Legal Aid

Defending Yourself in Court Over A Landlord Tenant Matter (Pennsylvania)
Basics on what to expect and how to prepare.

Where To Get Legal Or Government Assistance (Consumer-SOS)
Government, nonprofit and commercial groups to help you when you're in trouble.

What The Landlord Can & Cannot Charge You (Chart)
Items damaged by ordinary wear & tear vs. those damaged by the tenant's negligence.

Deadline For Returning Security Deposits (Chart For 50  States & DC)
Also has links to help orgs & law in many of the states. See their homepage for state guides on Landlord-tenant law.

Deadlines For LL To Itemize & Return Deposits  (Chart For 50  States & DC)

State Limits On The Amount You Must Deposit  (Chart For All 50 States & DC)
The limits on how much $ the landlord can demand upfront.

Landlord Tenant Laws In 49 States & DC (Missing LA)
May also have state specific brochures and pamphlets.

Security Deposit Statutes (In 48 States, Not in WV or WY)
Links to the actual statutes, state by state. (Lots of legalese)

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Rent Issues

Legal

Rent Issues: How Much, How Often and How Late (Pennsylvania)
When the landlord can raise rent, late rent, etc. Also has how to protect your security deposit.

Remedies Available to Landlords When A Tenant Breaks The Lease (Pennsylvania)
How a landlord can recover rent, evict a tenant, collect on a judgment and sell the tenant's possessions to make up for lost rent.


Financial

RentAssistance (In All 50 States & DC)
RentAssistance provides a directory of rental assistance agencies and organizations that will help you pay your rent. Some listings are government organizations other are non-profits and charities that offer rental assistance programs. Each organization has its own eligibility rules and conditions and you are encouraged to call directly to find out what you need to do. RentAssistance.us does not have funds for providing rental assistance. We can only refer you to listings on the website and urge you to call these offices directly.

Rent, Utilities and Mortgage Assistance In Pennsylvania  (Google)
Stop!!!!!   AFTER CLICKING ON THIS LINK, GO TO THE GOOGLE SEARCH BOX AND REPLACE "YOUR STATE" WITH THE STATE WHERE YOU LIVE. i.e."NEW YORK" OR "CALIFORNIA" OR "ALASKA" then click on go. For help in your county or city, add the name of your county or city after the name of your state.

Health & Human Services Resource Guide (Pennsylvania)
State Wide Directory of Social Services including:

  • Housing Help
  • Utility Assistance

Homeless Assistance Program For The Homeless Or Near Homeless (Pennsylvania)
If you're not homeless, they will assist with Rent Money so you won't become homeless. Already homeless? Then they will help you find emergency shelter or bridge housing so you can eventually not be homeless.

Can't Pay Your Rent, Mortgage or Utilities? (Consumer-SOS)
Step by step on what to do and where to go for assistance.

Where To Get Legal Or Government Assistance (Consumer-SOS)
Government, nonprofit and commercial groups to help you when you're in trouble.

For Those Without A Written Lease See Verbal Rental Agreements

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Evictions

Procedures, Causes and Defenses To Eviction (Pennsylvania Landlord Tenant Handbook)

Eviction Brochures From Pennsylvania Legal Aid

Remedies Available to Landlords When A Tenant Breaks The Lease (Pennsylvania)
How a landlord can recover rent, evict a tenant, collect on a judgment and sell the tenant's possessions to make up for lost rent.

Defending Yourself in Court Over A Landlord Tenant Matter (Pennsylvania)
Basics on what to expect and how to prepare.

Landlord Rights To Evict or Terminate Lease (Pennsylvania)

Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Act
If you're a reserve component service member called to active duty, you're protected by a law that can save you some legal problems and possibly some money as well. Under the provisions of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, you may qualify for any or all of the following: Reduced interest rate on mortgage payments. Reduced interest rate on credit card debt. Protection from eviction if your rent is $1,200 or less. Delay of all civil court actions, such as bankruptcy, foreclosure or divorce proceedings.

Where To Get Legal Or Government Assistance (Consumer-SOS)
Government, nonprofit and commercial groups to help you when you're in trouble.

http://www.mrlandlord.com/html/frametop_frametop.html (In 50 States & DC)
This site has select laws from each state on security deposits, evictions and landlord laws, but it's not consumer friendly. Their "landlord Laws sections may have stuff on notice to end tenancy and other stuff tenants should know.  

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