Emergency Housing Protection Act

Emergency Housing Protection Act

PHILADELPHIA EMERGENCY HOUSING PROTECTION ACT  The Philadelphia City Counsel has passed the Emergency Housing Protection Act (“EHPA”).  The city law imposes strict compliance requirements on landlords to evict tenants following the COVID-19 pandemic.  The EHPA has already been challenged by the Homeowners Association of Philadelphia (HAPCO) as unconstitutional in federal court. The EHPA was passed […]

Early Lease Termination

Early Lease Termination

In Philadelphia, many tenants inquire about early lease termination.  Tenants have rights.  The rights are codified in the Philadelphia Property Maintenance Code.  Tenants also have rights under the Emergency Housing Protection Act.  Finally, Tenants have rights under Pennsylvania case law. Early Termination Protections The law guarantees tenants a covenant of quiet enjoyment and implied warranty […]

Philadelphia Tenants Rights

Tenants Rights have expanded under recent legislation.  On October 26, 2011 Philadelphia City Council passed § 9-804 of the Philadelphia Code.  The ordinance expands tenants rights.  Under the law tenants have rights in Philadelphia Landlord/Tenant Court to contest evictions.  It is important that landlords and tenants are aware of tenant rights as they are increasingly […]

Notice to Vacate

Notice to Vacate

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS OF A NOTICE TO VACATE In Pennsylvania a landlord must terminate a lease by providing the defendant a notice to vacate.  The notice must be delivered to the tenant.  The notice must state whether the tenant is being terminated for; 1.) breach of the lease; 2.) nonpayment of rent; or 3.) termination of […]

Philadelphia Ejectment Lawyer

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FILE AN EJECTMENT? A Philadelphia ejectment lawyer may recover possession of your property in four to seven months.  In Philadelphia, PA an ejectment is a legal process to remove a squatter from property.  The time frame is four months to a year depending on whether the defendant takes action. […]