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LANDLORD AND TENANT: Form of Notice Regarding Personal Property Left Behind.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | September 4, 2016

NO. 1,279

Its been four years since the Pennsylvania legislature  enacted an amendment to the Landlord and Tenant Act regarding disposal of abandoned property. Most tenants leave something behind, including trash. Often the tenant intends to return to pick up certain property and does not communicate this clearly (or at all) to the landlord.  Thus, it is a very good idea for the landlord to send the following notice to the tenant by regular mail immediately after receiving possession.This is not necessary, however, if an eviction notice has been served after judgment, since the eviction notice contains the same information.

If you wish, a copy of this notice will be emailed to you in pdf format upon request.  Use the message box on the right to provide your email address.


TO: __________________



DATE:  _______________

Personal property remaining at _______________________________(address) is now considered to be abandoned.  Within ten days of the postmark date of this notice you must retrieve any items you wish to keep or contact your landlord at ______________ (telephone number) or _______________________ (address) to request that the property be retained or stored.  If requested, storage will be provided for up to thirty days from the postmark date at this notice at a place of your landlord’s chasing and you will be responsible for the cost of storage,





CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 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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