Landlord Law

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Kurt Blake Attorney York PA

Kurt A. Blake
York PA Landlord Law Attorney

The Attorneys at Blake & Schanbacher Law provide legal advice and services for these areas of landlord law:

  • Collecting and Returning Security Deposits
  • Evicting a Tenant or Ending a Lease
  • Evictions and Terminations
  • Landlords & Rental Property
  • Landlord’s Right to Enter
  • Landlord Liability Issues
  • Managing Your Landlord Business
  • Rent Rules
  • Rent Control
  • Rent Increases
  • Rental Property Maintenance
  • Renters’ Rights
  • Renting a House or Apartment
  • Repairs and Maintenance
  • Security Deposits
  • Tenant Rights to Privacy and Safety

York PA Landlord/Tenant Law AttorneysRequired Landlord Disclosures in Pennsylvania

Under Pennsylvania law, landlords must disclose certain information to tenants (typically in the lease or rental contract), such as the address and name of the banking establishment where the safety deposit is held.

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Pennsylvania Security Deposits

Pennsylvania state law limits how much a landlord may charge to get a security deposit (2 months’ lease for the the first year of leasing and 1 month’s rent throughout subsequent years), when it should be returned (within 30 days following a tenant leaving), and sets other constraints on deposits.

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Claims Lawsuits in Pennsylvania

Tenants can sue landlords in District Justice Court or Philadelphia Municipal Court (depending upon their area) for the return of their deposit, up to a dollar sum of $12,000. See Submitting a Safety Deposit Law-Suit in Pennsylvania Justice Courtroom for assistance for tenants filing fit.

Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent Payment in Pennsylvania

If a landlord fails to look after repairs that are essential, such as a broken heater, tenants may withhold lease or exercise the right to “repair and deduct.”

Pennsylvania Termination and Eviction Rules

State regulations specify when and how a tenancy might be terminated by a landlord.

Tenant Protection Against Retaliation and Access to Rental Property

Several other landlord-tenant laws in Pennsylvania influence landlords, including:
methods for how landlords should manage abandoned property left behind by tenants, and fair housing rights (discrimination is prohibited by federal and local legislation).

Local Ordinances Impacting Tenants and Pennsylvania Landlords

Cities and counties often pass nearby ordinances, like property maintenance and safety specifications, noise and nuisance laws, and anti-discrimination that affect tenants and landlords.


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