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Pennsylvania Addendum to Residential Rental Agreement

Pennsylvania Additional Covenants and Obligations - Addendum to Lease Agreement

This is a lease addendum that is required by Article II, Section E of the Regulated Rental Unit Occupancy Ordinance of the Town of Bloomsburg and upholds the Landlord Tenant Act of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It requires the owner, landlord, or agent to comply with the Town of Bloomsburg

Security Deposit Limit and Return Policy

The maximum security deposit a landlord can ask for is two during the first year renting and one month for the next subsequent years as per 68 P.S. §§ 250.511a.

Nonrefundable fees, application fees additional fees and record keeping of deposit withholdings statutes do not exist.

Section 68 P.S. §§ 250.512(c) mandates the landlord to return the deposit within 30 days failure to which they may be liable for double the deposit plus interest.

Required Disclosure for Pennsylvania

The landlord is required to disclose any information on any lead paint hazards in the premises and provide the tenants with a written lease along with pamphlets that contain information on lead-based paint hazards.

68 P.S. §§ 250.205 prohibits the landlord from terminating, refusing to renew a lease, fining a tenant who is involved in a tenants organization.

Late Fees and Other Rent Rules

for the prepaid rent, the landlord is allowed to collect up to two months’ rent for the first year and one month rent for the subsequent years for escrow according to 68 P.S. §§250.511a.

There are no statutes for late fees, rent grace period, rent increase notice and due date.

The tenant has a right to withhold the rent of essential services are not offered in regards to 68 P.S. §§ 250.206.

Termination and Eviction Rules

68 P.S. §§ 250.501(b) requires 15 days to terminate a year or less tenancy and 30 days for more than a year tenancy.

The landlord has a right to give Termination of lease for nonpayment within ten days under 68 P.S. §§ 250.501(b).

The State of Pennsylvania does not have so many landlords –tenant regulations and laws like other states. However, that does not guarantee to turn a blind eye to the existing statutes and obligations set for both parties.