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Eviction Notices (Notice to Quit)

About Pennsylvania Eviction Notices

In Pennsylvania a landlord is required to post a Notice to Quit, also known as an Eviction Notice, before the landlord can file an eviction lawsuit against a tenant. This requirement comes from Pennsylvania's Landlord Tenant Act.

There are three basic types of eviction notices that a landlord could be required to post - a 10-day eviction notice, a 15-day eviction notice, or a 30-Day eviction notice. The type of notice that must be posted is highly dependent on the specific facts and circumstances of your case, so we recommend consulting with an eviction attorney at the law firm of Christopher S. Manzi, Esq. in order to fully evaluate your options before filing an eviction action. If you purchased your lease agreement from the law firm of Christopher S. Manzi, Esq. you will not need to worry about posting a Notice to Quit or an Eviction Notice because all of the lease agreements provided through Christopher S. Manzi, Esq. require the tenant to waive their right to receive a Notice to Quit.

The 10-Day Notice to Quit is also sometimes called a Notice to Pay or Quit. Under the Pennsylvania Landlord Tenant Act a landlord wanting possession of their property due to the tenant's failure to pay rent must give the tenant a 10-Day notice to pay the balance that is owed, or to quit their possession of the property. Quitting possession of the property is just a legal way of saying that the tenant must either pay the balance due or vacate the leased premises. The 10-Day Notice to Quit is generally only used when the tenant has failed to pay rent or additional rent when it is due. Additional rent could be something like a utility charge, or a late fee or some other amount that is charged in addition to the monthly rent. 

A 15-Day Notice to Quit or a 15 Day Eviction Notice is used when the tenant has a month-to-month lease, or a lease that is for less than one year, or when the lease is for an indeterminate amount of time. The 15-Day Notice to Quit is used when the Landlord wishes to end the tenant's lease, for example, because the lease term has come to an end. The 15-Day Notice to Quit is also used when the tenant violates (breaches) the lease agreement by doing something, or not doing something, that is allowed or required by the lease agreement. Please keep in mind every situation is different - the only way to know the amount of time you need to give your tenant to vacate the property is to consult with an eviction attorney like the law office of Christopher S. Manzi, Esq.

A 30-Day Notice to Quit is used when the tenant has a lease for one year or longer. In these circumstances the lease term may be coming to a close and the landlord wants the tenant to vacate the property. This notice is also called a 30 Day Notice to Vacate and it can be used in a variety of circumstances. In some cases the 30 Day Eviction Notice can be used when the landlord sells the rental property to a new buyer. It can also be used when the tenant of a one-year lease breaches their lease by doing something they are not allowed to do.

The laws regarding Pennsylvania Eviction Notices can be very tricky - failure to give proper notice means that your entire eviction case could be thrown out of court because you failed to follow Pennsylvania law. If you have questions about an impending eviction action you should contact the law firm of Christopher S. Manzi, Esq. to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. The law office of Christopher S. Manzi, Esq. handles most eviction cases on a flat-fee basis, plus court costs, so you have predictability in the cost of your lawsuit. The law firm of Christopher S. Manzi, Esq. is focused on getting you possession of your property and helping you recover rent that you are owed.

Contact the law office of Christopher S. Manzi, Esq. today.

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