Pennsylvania Eviction Notice Forms (4)

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Updated May 15, 2023

A Pennsylvania eviction notice is a form meant for landlords seeking to inform a tenant that they have violated their lease contract. The landlord will write the notice including a description of the violation and include the number (#) of days to correct the issue. The tenant has the right to comply with the notice and continue as if the offense never occurred. If the tenant does nothing, at the end of the notice period the landlord is able to file an eviction lawsuit (Unlawful Detainer) at the Local Magisterial or Municipal Court.

By Type (4)

10-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Payment of Rent) – This notice is to inform the tenant that they are behind in their rent and that they have ten days to either pay the outstanding amount or vacate the premises.

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10-Day Notice to Quit (Illegal Drugs) – This form is to be used when a tenant has been engaging in the use of illegal drugs.

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15/30 Day Notice to Quit (Non-Compliance)– This form can be used when a tenant is violating the terms of the lease other than non-payment of rent. The fifteen (15) days is for tenants that have been on the property a year or less and the thirty (30) days is meant for those that have been renting for over a full year.

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30-Day Notice to Quit (Month-to-Month Tenancy) – There is no State requirement for how much time a landlord or tenant is to be given for terminating a tenancy at will. Therefore it should be the required time in the lease contract or the standard norm of thirty (30) days.

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Table of Contents

Eviction Laws

  • Grace Period: No laws.
  • Non-Payment of Rent: 10 days. § 501(b)
  • Non-Compliance: 15 or 30 days. § 501(b)
  • Illegal Drugs: 10 days. § 501(d) & § 505-A
  • Termination (Month-to-Month Lease): 30 days.
  • Eviction Lawsuit: Actions for the Recovery of Possession of Real Property. Chapter 500

Court Forms

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Landlord/Tenant Complaint (AOPC 310A) – Filed by the landlord when attempting to evict a tenant. Before initiating the eviction, the landlord must provide the tenant with a written notice to quit which indicates the amount of time the tenant has to vacate.

Order of Possession – If the landlord wins an eviction lawsuit, this document may be used to request a court order that forces the tenant to vacate the premises within a specific number of days.

When is Rent Due

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Rent is due on the date specified in the lease. The landlord may give notice to the tenant that he will seek further action if the tenant doesn’t pay within ten days of the notice.

How to Evict (Process)

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Step 1 – Before a landlord can go to court to have a tenant evicted, he must provide notice as provided by Pennsylvania law, to inform the tenant that he or she is in violation of the lease or that a month-to-month tenancy will not be renewed. The notice gives the tenant time to either rectify the problem or to vacate the premises. The different types of notices are as follows:

Step 2 – If the tenant fails to respond appropriately to the notice provided by the landlord, the landlord may then go to court to seek to have the tenant evicted. The landlord must go to the court in the county or municipality in which the property is located. Use the Court Directory and the Landlord will then need to file a Complaint. The court will set a hearing date after it has been filed.

Step 3 – At the hearing, both sides will have a chance to present their case. If there is a judgment in favor of the landlord, the landlord can seek an Order of Possession after ten (10) days, which will require the tenant to move out within ten days or be forced out of the premises.

How To Write (Notice To Quit)

1 – Set Up The Paperwork

Recover the Lease from your files then download the “Pennsylvania Notice To Quit Form” which is accessible through the PDF, ODT, or Word buttons underneath the file image. Some information required by this form must be retrieved from the Lease.

2 – Introduce the Recipient

Each individual targeted by this Notice must have his or her Name recorded on the first blank line.

3 – Location of Leased Property

The first statement will require the reported Location of the Property. This may be found on the Lease. Utilize the spaces after the terms “City of,” “County of,” “Zip Code,” “…number and street,” and “Apt.” to enter the City, County, Zip Code, Building Number/Street, and Apartment where the Leased Property is located.

4 – Identifying the Agreement

This Notice, as with many documents and procedures, will identify the Lease it concerns using the Signature Party’s Signature and the Signature Date. Report the Signature Date in the second statement. The spaces available for this will provide for the Date to be written out so make sure to enter the Calendar Day, Month, and Year of the Lease’s Signature Date in the correct space.

5 – Provide Notification

This notice contains six subjects to choose from. The subject of this document will constitute what its Recipient will be informed of and what is expected by its issuer. Select one of the first five statements if you are a Landlord. If you are a Monthly Tenant, select the sixth check box.

The “Nonpayment” statement will assume the subject matter to be the Recipient’s neglect in paying his or her rent to the Landlord. This statement will give its recipient an ultimatum: Pay the Past Due Rent Amount or return possession of the Leased Property to the Landlord/Agent. There will be several blank spaces in this statement – each demanding information to be supplied. If issuing this Notice, supply the Authorized Agent’s Name, the Amount of Money the Recipient owes, the minimum Dollar Amount that must be paid, and the Rental Period the Landlord/Agent is demanding to be paid.

The “Noncompliance (Tenant on the Property 1 Year and Under)” statement will assume the subject matter to be the Recipient’s noncompliance or disobedience in terms of the Lease Agreement. If issuing this Notice, you must report the offense the Recipient is guilty of. This statement may only be selected if the violating Recipient has been on the premises for less than One Year and will give the Recipient Fifteen Days to correct this situation or release possession of the premises to the Landlord.

The “Noncompliance (Tenant on the Property Over 1 Year)” statement will assume the subject matter to be the Recipient’s noncompliance or disobedience of the Conditions and Requirements of the Lease Agreement. This Notice may only be issued if the Tenant has been on the Property for more than one year. It will give the Recipient Thirty Days to correct the transgression or leave the Premises. You will need to report the breach of terms on the blank line provided.

The “Illegal Drugs” statement will assume the subject matter to be the Tenant’s involvement with Illegal Drugs. Report this fact on the blank line. This statement will give the Recipient Ten Days to vacate the Property so the Landlord may repossess it.

The “Month To Month Tenancy” statement from the Landlord will assume the subject matter to be the Termination of a Monthly Rental Agreement. The last day the Monthly Agreement is valid must be reported using the blank spaces in this sentence. This document must provide Thirty Days’ Notice to the Recipient Tenant before the end of the Monthly Lease occurs.

The “Month To Month Tenancy” statement from the Tenant will assume the subject matter to be a Month To Month Tenancy the Tenant intends to terminate. The Date of this Termination must be reported in the statement provided and must be at least Thirty Days’ from this paperwork’s receipt by the Landlord.

6 – Paragraph of Landlord Intent

Locate the “Landlord/Agent Signature” line. The Landlord or Agent issuing this Notice must Sign this line.

7 – Validating Delivery

The Delivery of this document must be verified by the Agent acting as the Deliverer. This induvial must supply the Date of Delivery and Recipient in the first statement’s blank spaces. Then he or she must indicate how Delivery was effected by selecting the applicable check box statements. Finally, the person effecting this Delivery must Sign his or her Name on the Signature Line.