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PA Landlord / Tenant Law

A list of primary, secondary, formbooks, subject headings and websites about PA Landlord / Tenant law for either landlords or tenants

This research guide is designed for landlords, tenants and the attorneys who represent them.

Lease and Rental Agreements in General

Landlords and tenants can get along without any major issues, but they can also go after each other in court. That's why leases and rental agreements are regulated at the state level, where laws dictate limits on security deposits and other legal protections for both parties. Landlords and tenants each both take risks when entering into lease agreements, so these laws attempt to strike a balance between the two parties.

Lease agreements outline the term of the occupancy (such as "12 months" or "month-by-month"), the rent amount, how amount of the security deposit, rules regarding pets, whether subletting is allowed, and other terms.


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