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1 Landlord-Tenant Law Neighborhood Legal Services Association

2 Definitions Lease an agreement between a landlord and a tenant in which the landlord agrees to rent space and the tenant agrees to pay rent. It does not have to be written. Leased Premises whatever space you are renting (e.g., apartment, house, duplex) Lease Term the length of the agreement. If not specified in a written lease, it is a monthto-month lease.

3 The Warranty of Habitability A tenant has the right to a decent place to live. Every PA residential lease contains a promise that your landlord will provide a rental home that is safe, sanitary and healthy. This warranty is included whether it is expressly written in the lease or not Your rental home must be fit for human habitation and your landlord must make the necessary repairs to keep it that way throughout the rental period as long as your rent was paid at the time the problem arose. However, your landlord is not responsible for any damage caused by you, your family, or guests, which is above ordinary wear and tear.

4 What type of repairs is the landlord required to make? The landlord must make repairs that are important to safety and the sanitary condition of the property includes heat, water and electricity. The landlord does not need to make cosmetic repairs such as new paint or replacement of fading carpet.

5 What to do when repairs are needed? Document the repairs by taking photographs and writing on the back the date they were taken and what they show. Have witnesses look at the needed repairs.

6 What to do when repairs are needed? (cont d) Send the landlord a letter notifying him of the needed repairs and giving him/her a reasonable time in which to make the repairs. Keep a copy of the letter for yourself. Send letter by both regular and certified mail, return receipt requested. Make sure to include your return address on outside of envelope. You can also obtain a Certificate of Mailing from the post office.

7 What to do when repairs are needed? (cont d) If the landlord fails to make repairs timely, contact the Allegheny County Health Department at (412) to file a complaint. Please note that ACHD will not investigate a complaint if the landlord has already initiated an eviction proceeding against the tenant unless there are emergency conditions in the rental unit.

8 Remedies When Warranty of Habitability is Breached Three Remedies: 1. Repair and Deduct -You can repair the damage yourself and deduct the cost from your monthly rent 2. Withhold Rent -You can withhold a portion of your rent -Amount withheld must be equal to the portion of the property affected by the lack of repairs. 3. Move

9 Dangers When Exercising Remedies There are risks with all three options If you withhold your rent or repair and deduct there is a possibility that your landlord will then file an eviction action against you for failure to pay rent If you move there is the possibility that your landlord will attempt to sue you for the rent remaining due for the rest of the lease term

10 Self-Help Landlord cannot use self-help to evict you from the property. Landlord cannot: Change the locks or remove the doors Turn off the utilities

11 Utility Issues If the landlord is responsible for certain public utilities and he fails to pay it so the utility is being shut off, you can pay the last 30 days bill and stop the utility from being shut off You can then deduct your payment to the utility company from your rent due now or from future rent. The utility will tell your landlord how much you paid for that utility service Tenant may be required to show Copy of lease Photo ID 2 current utility bills in the tenant s name

12 Reasons for Eviction Three reasons a Landlord may evict: 1. Failure to pay rent 2. There was a breach of a condition of your lease Examples: loud music, failure to pay utilities, damage to the apartment 3. It is the end of the lease term, and the Landlord does not wish to renew the lease.

13 Eviction Procedure: 1. Notice Landlord serves you with notice to vacate (unless written lease waives right to notice). Notice is NEVER waived in any type of public/subsidized housing. Notice MUST be personally served or posted on the property. If you are being evicted for non-payment of rent, it should be a 10-day notice. If you are being evicted for anything else, it should be a 15-day notice. However, a lease can give greater notice rights Notice CANNOT be conditional.

14 Eviction Procedure: 2. Complaint and Cross Claim After the notice time period has lapsed, the Landlord files a Landlord Tenant Complaint at the MDJ. Notice of the hearing date and a copy of the complaint are sent to you by mail and delivered by a constable. If you want to file a cross claim, you should go to the MDJ office and request the form as soon as you receive the Landlord s Complaint.

15 Eviction Procedure: 3. The MDJ Hearing A hearing is held 7-15 days after the Complaint is filed. Landlord presents his evidence as to why he should get possession back or get a money judgment against you After your landlord presents his case, you can present whatever defenses you have (i.e. not paying rent because of habitability problems). MDJ issues a written judgment which is mailed to you and your Landlord within 3 days.

16 Eviction Procedure: 4. Appealing a MDJ Decision You must appeal within 10 days of the date of the hearing if your landlord was awarded possession and you wish to appeal it. You must appeal within 30 days of the date of the hearing if there was a money judgment entered against you and you wish to dispute it but are not interested in retaining possession of the premises.

17 Appeal Procedure 1. Take notice of Judgment to Department of Court Records, Civil Division on the 1 st floor of the City County Building, Grant Street, downtown Pittsburgh. Try to get there at 8:30 or 12:30 so you can see the Motions Judge for your IFP the same day. 2. If you are low income, tell the cashier you want to file IFP (so you won t have to pay the filing fee) and that you want a low income affidavit.

18 Appeal Procedure (cont d) 3. If you are low income and the judgment awards the Landlord any rent money, you must take 1/3 of a month s rent when you file your appeal. Within 20 days of filing the appeal, the remaining 2/3 of a month s rent must be paid to the DCR. After 10 more days, you must pay a full month s rent to the Dept. of Court Records Civil Division. If you are not low income, you will have to pay the amount of rent in arrears, or three times your monthly rent, whichever is less, when you file your appeal.

19 Appeal Procedure (cont d) 4. Every 30 days thereafter, you must pay your rent to the DCR. You will not pay any rent directly to your Landlord while your appeal is pending.

20 Arbitration After you appeal and post the required money your landlord will have 20 days to file a new complaint Once a complaint is filed an arbitration hearing date will be scheduled The arbitration will be in front of a panel of three attorneys You can appeal an arbitration decision within 30 days

21 Eviction Procedure: 5. Order for Possession If you do NOT appeal or do not post money when you appeal, Landlord can return to MDJ and request an Order for Possession on the 11 th day after the hearing. Landlord must post Order for Possession for 10 more days before he can have constable come out to evict. Therefore, you have a minimum of 22 days from the date of the hearing before the Landlord can evict you if you do not file an appeal and post the money. If the judgment is a curable one, meaning that the only issues at the MDJ hearing was failure to pay rent, you may prevent the eviction by paying the money judgment and costs set forth on the Order for Possession prior to being locked out. Possession granted vs. Possession granted if money judgment not satisfied

22 Security Deposit Issues If you want to get your security deposit back when you move from an apartment you must give your landlord written notice of your new address If, after 30 days, your landlord does not send you either the security deposit or a list of damages, you may sue the landlord for double the amount of the security deposit

23 Abandonment of Personal Property Effective September 3, If you are evicted, you have only 10 days from the date of the eviction to contact your landlord and make arrangements to get any possessions remaining in the unit when you vacate. a. If you do not do this, your landlord can discard anything remaining after 10 days. b. You should notify the landlord in writing and keep a copy for yourself.

24 Abandonment of Personal Property (cont d) 2. If you voluntarily vacate the unit (and are not being evicted), you must a. give your landlord your new address or a forwarding address. b. Your landlord must then send you a letter regarding your security deposit and also notifying you about any possessions you left behind. c. You then have 10 days from the postmark on the landlord s notice to make arrangements to get your possessions. (Make sure you keep this envelope.)

25 Abandonment of Personal Property (cont d) 3. If you have notified your landlord within 10 days that you have possessions remaining in the unit, you have 30 days from the date you vacate to get those items. a. Your landlord must keep them for 30 days. b. However, your landlord can store them in a storage facility at which you might have to pay storage fees.

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