Did you know that if you are a Pennsylvania landlord with a tenant who hasn't paid rent - and your written lease agreement states that no notice is required to evict for non-payment of rent - that you can legally start the eviction process without sending your tenant a notice?
Yes, that's allowed by Pa. law.
But you'd better not try that in the adjacent state of New Jersey. Rights of tenants in the Garden State cannot be waived. A N.J. lease agreement that declares tenant rights are waived, even if the tenant signed the lease, is unenforceable.
In the U.S., some lease basics are addressed in federal laws. For instance, tenants must be informed in writing when lead may be present, and landlords must follow rules on fairness in evaluating potential tenants. On top of that, all 50 state legislatures have the power to expand… Read More »
You want your tenants out and you want them out today. You have been more than patient, your tenants are taking advantage of you, and things are only going to get worse.
So, why can't you just kick them out immediately? Wouldn't any judge understand that eviction is appropriate under these typical scenarios?
• Tenants haven't paid rent in months.
• Tenants let other people move in and never told you… Read More »
Alarm is spreading among rental property owners over a proposal that would hold them liable if they failed to stop their tenants from harassing other tenants who are protected by anti-discrimination laws.
The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development rule could be enacted as early as this fall.
What has landlords with multiunit properties worried is that they would be held responsible for failing to stop discrimination action by one… Read More »
Things were getting out of hand at the small senior center in Quebec City. Hordes of people gathered every evening on the lawn of the private center on a quiet residential street. Strangers set up chairs and spread blankets as if it were a public park. Using smartphones loaded with a hot new game, the crowds played late into the night.
Some nights, according to seniors who live at the site, groups of… Read More »
Imagine that the single family home you own in a quiet neighborhood was just leased to a family that moved from out of state. You pop by a few weeks after lease-signing to drop off extra keys and see how they are settling in. Instead of beds, sofas and other décor, you find that each room has been fitted with grow lights connected to hazardous tangles of electrical cords. Your tenants have stripped your house… Read More »