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Seminar Presentation: Implied Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment in Pennsylvania

No. 1,313 The following is a seminar presentation I gave for the Continuing Legal Education program sponsored by the Community College of Allegheny County on April 10, 2017. IMPLIED COVENANT OF QUIET ENJOYMENT IN PENNSYLVANIA Rise of the Implied Warranty of Habitability Everybody knows about the Warranty of Habitability.  The landmark case in the Supreme […]

Can a Landlord Shut Off Cable Service, including Internet,for Failure to Pay Rent?

Shutting off heat or electricity is undoubtedly a constructive eviction. Such actions may result in damages being assessed against the landlord. But what about shutting of packaged cable services, like TV and internet? Does the deprivation of internet create a condition of uninhabitability in the 21st Century?

Landlord Self Help through the Front Door.

A landlord we heard about removed the front door from a rental house in order to constructively evict a tenant. Another removed the locks from the front door. A front door that keeps the heat in and intruders out is a critical part of any home.


CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 40 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.


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