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Unread 07-16-2009, 06:54 AM
 
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Default PA Rental Laws

Hi! I'm moving from OH to PA, and I am wondering if there are any serious differences in the rental laws between these two states? I just want to make sure that I am aware of the laws and my rights ahead of time to prevent any issues from occurring. Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!!!!
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Unread 07-16-2009, 06:57 AM
 
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Hi! I'm moving from OH to PA, and I am wondering if there are any serious differences in the rental laws between these two states? I just want to make sure that I am aware of the laws and my rights ahead of time to prevent any issues from occurring. Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!!!!
Google it.
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Unread 07-16-2009, 07:29 AM
 
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I did that already and didn't really get the answers I was looking for, which was why I came here to ask for help. Thanks though.
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Unread 07-16-2009, 07:37 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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I did that already and didn't really get the answers I was looking for, which was why I came here to ask for help. Thanks though.
Google
Pennsylvania Landlord Tenant Laws,
I just brought up the sight

Is there a particular concern you have, I'm on
Delaware/Pennsylavania state line.
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Unread 07-16-2009, 07:49 AM
 
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I want to know what kind of notice a landlord is required to give tenants before they come into an apartment. I've been doing some research on my future landlord and have heard that he has a habit of coming into your home without notice, and I am trying to educate myself as to what my rights are in the state of PA b/c I pay my rent on time every month and take great care of whatever property I am living in, and believe that I am entitled to a certain amount of privacy by being a good tenant (and law abiding citizen, etc.)
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Unread 07-16-2009, 07:51 AM
 
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And I did google it (I have been looking into this all morning). I found that site you mentioned (virgode) but I thought the information was a bit vague.
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Unread 07-16-2009, 07:55 AM
 
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I did that already and didn't really get the answers I was looking for, which was why I came here to ask for help. Thanks though.
You managed to find these forums but you couldn't Google "Pennsylvania tenant law"? Here, let me hold your hand and give you a direct link:

http://www.rentlaw.com/pennsylvaniarentlaw.htm
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Unread 07-16-2009, 07:58 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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I want to know what kind of notice a landlord is required to give tenants before they come into an apartment. I've been doing some research on my future landlord and have heard that he has a habit of coming into your home without notice, and I am trying to educate myself as to what my rights are in the state of PA b/c I pay my rent on time every month and take great care of whatever property I am living in, and believe that I am entitled to a certain amount of privacy by being a good tenant (and law abiding citizen, etc.)

Sorry, but thats a red flag from the git go.
Generally 24 hours notice is what the law requires. Is the
LL living on the property?
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Unread 07-16-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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I want to know what kind of notice a landlord is required to give tenants before they come into an apartment. I've been doing some research on my future landlord and have heard that he has a habit of coming into your home without notice, and I am trying to educate myself as to what my rights are in the state of PA b/c I pay my rent on time every month and take great care of whatever property I am living in, and believe that I am entitled to a certain amount of privacy by being a good tenant (and law abiding citizen, etc.)
Direct quote from the site I just gave you:

"Give tenant at least 24 hours notice before entering the apartment. A landlord cannot walk in for any reason, unless it is an emergency."

What do you find vague about that?
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Unread 07-16-2009, 08:03 AM
 
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I know it is a red flag (luckily the lease is short-term so if it ends up being a disaster I won't be tormented for too long). And no the landlord is not living on the property.
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