If you have failed to resolve your landlord tenant problems by properly
communicating with your landlord, putting your requests in writing,
documenting the condition of the unit, giving the landlord a reasonable
amount of time to respond and correct the defect, or if the landlord finds
you in breach of lease, either for non-payment of rent or other breach of
the lease terms, both you and the landlord can take the matter to court.
PHILADELPHIA NOTICE TO VACATE
In order to evict a tenant in Philadelphia, a landlord is required
to give the tenant a written notice. If the tenant has a written lease,
there may be a clause in the lease stating precisely how much notice is
required. If a tenant is being evicted for non-payment of rent, unless
otherwise specified in the lease, the landlord must give a ten (10) day
written notice. The same is true if there is an oral lease
agreement. ( All tenants have a lease of some kind; if the lease is
not in writing, the law assumes the tenant to have an oral lease.)
If a tenant is being evicted for any reason other than non-payment of
rent, and the lease does not say how much notice is required, the written
notice must be 15 days if the lease is for one (1) year or less; if
the lease is for more than one year, thirty (30) days written notice
is required. The same is true for an oral lease agreement.
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the rest of the Philadelphia Eviction Process.