Landlord / Tenant Representation

A good landlord / tenant relationship starts with a solid contract, or Lease, between the parties. This is why it is so important to have an attorney review any Lease before it is signed by the parties and therefore considered binding and legally enforceable.

If you find yourself in a Lease situation whereby an eviction may be necessary, under Pennsylvania law, in order to recover any funds, or to legally evict someone, you are required to go to Court. If you proceed to Court without legal representation, you may miss out on recovering all that you are entitled to.

Please see our Landlord – Tenant checklist for some basic information.

All landlords, property owners, and tenants have rights under Pennsylvania Law. For property owners and landlords, these rights generally include:

the right to receive rent on time;
the right to have a tenant sign a lease;
the right to have a tenant move out on time;
the right to money damages;
the right to conduct safety inspections on the property (as dictated in the lease);
the right to request a security deposit;
the right to terminate the lease (as dictated in the lease);
the right to withhold the security deposit if the property is damaged;
the right to request a credit check.

Tenant’s rights generally include:

the right to a habitable environment;
the right to safe and clean housing;
the right to privacy;
the right to inspect the property before signing a lease;
the right to stay in the property for the duration of the lease;
the right to have the security deposit returned within 30 days of leaving the premises;
the right to terminate the lease (per the conditions outlined in the lease);
the right to a Court hearing prior to an eviction.

The attorneys at DeMarco, Negle & Lane, LLP have the experience and the knowledge to help you in this area of the law. Please feel free to contact us for a free consultation regarding your landlord / tenant matter.

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