Philadelphia Sheriff Sale Lawyer on Motion to Complete Sheriff Sale

Motion to Complete Sheriff Sale, Philadelphia Detainer Lawyer

The Office of the Sheriff of Philadelphia conducts monthly sheriff sales for properties that are in default for failure to pay mortgages or real estate taxes. Properties that are being sold for failure to pay mortgages are sold at mortgage foreclosure auctions. Properties being sold for unpaid taxes are sold at tax foreclosure auctions. You […]

Philadelphia Eviction Lawyer

A Philadelphia Eviction Lawyer can expedite the frustrating and time consuming process of removing an unwanted individual from your property. In order to evict a tenant the landlord must have a legal basis to evict. There are three legal bases to evict a tenant: breach of lease, termination of term, and nonpayment of rent. In […]

Notice to Vacate

Notice to Vacate

A landlord must adhere to state and local requirements in drafting a Notice to Vacate.  If the Landlord’s notice does not comply with the law and code the tenant may raise the procedural deficiencies as a defense.  In Pennsylvania, the Notice must state the basis for ending the lease (i.e., the tenant is not paying […]

Philadelphia Tenants Rights

Philadelphia Tenants Rights, Airbnb Rental

Philadelphia 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 […]

Filing an Ejectment in Philadelphia, PA


What is an Ejectment? In Philadelphia, there are two methods to remove an unwanted individual from your property: eviction and ejectment. Evictions are applicable where there is a landlord-tenant relationship between owner and occupant. For example, if the occupant has paid rent or signed a lease with you then you must file an eviction. Ejectments […]

Motion to Set Aside Sheriff Sale (Pa.R.C.P. 3132)

Motion to Set Aside Sheriff Sale, Eviction Process in Philadelphia

A motion to set aside sheriff sale is a legal basis to recover properties sold at auction. In Philadelphia, owners of real estate have a legal obligation to pay taxes. If those taxes are not paid the City will enter a judgment against the property owner. If the judgments are not paid the City will […]

Breaking a Lease to Protect Your Rights

Lease Termination, Breaking a Lease

Is the Property Habitable? There are many things to consider in breaking a lease. In Philadelphia, PA every landlord has a legal obligation to provide fit and habitable property to the Tenant. See Pugh v. Holmes, 486 Pa. 272 (1979). For example, if the property you are living in requires serious repairs you may be […]

Houston v. Analaris Homes, (PLDCL) Does Not Cover Former Tenants

Houston v. Analaris Homes, (PLDCL) Does Not Cover Former Tenants

Houston v. Analaris Homes, (PLDCL) Does Not Cover Former Tenants Houston v. Analaris Homes, (PLDCL) Does Not Cover Former Tenants: The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas recently heard the case of Houston v. Analaris Homes, 161101449.  The case sheds light on topical issues surrounding the Philadelphia Lead Disclosure and Certification law (PLDCL).  Section 6-809 of the […]

Philly Landlord-Tenant FAQs

Philadelphia Eviction Lawyer

Philly Landlord-Tenant FAQs Q: What documents do I need to file an eviction? A: At a minimum, to file an eviction in Philadelphia, PA you will need a Housing Inspection License, Certificate of Rental Suitability, Partner for Good Housing Handbook, Notice to Vacate, and a written or verbal lease.  In some situations you may not need […]

What is the Philadelphia Lead Paint Ordinance?

Philadelphia Lead Disclosure Law

What is the Philadelphia Lead Paint Ordinance? WHAT IS THE PHILADELPHIA LEAD PAINT ORDINANCE? The Philadelphia Lead Paint Disclosure Law (Chapter 6-800) requires landlords to certify that a property is “lead free” or “lead safe” before the property is rented to prospective tenants.  According to the Ordinance which is enforced in Philadelphia Civil Court, a […]