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Landlord and Tenant: What Is “Pay and Stay”?

No. 1,577 JOHNSON v. BULLOCK-FREEMAN, 61 A.3d 272 (2012). If there is a decision rendered by the Magisterial District Judge for overdue rent only, and for no other reason, the notice of of the decision will contain the following notations. “Grant possession”  NO “Grant possession if money judgment is not satisfied by time of eviction” […]

Notice to Quit must Be in writing and hand-delivered; but may be waived in the lease.

No. 1,410

LANDLORD AND TENANT: Expedited Eviction of Drug Traffickers Act

The Expedited Eviction of Drug Traffickers Act, as amended by Act 23 of 1995, (“Act”) creates a civil cause of action for “complete eviction” when there has been “drug-related criminal activity.” Standing to commence suit under the Act is granted to a landlord, a tenants’ organization, a district attorney or an attorney general when requested by a district attorney.

Landlord – Tenant: The Possession Game.

No. 707 As we have noted before, the primary battle between landlords and tenants is frequently over possession, not money.  For the landlord, this is particularly true when the tenant is known to have no surplus funds. From the tenant’s point of view, if the magistrate’s award is not appealed, the eviction comes too soon […]


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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