Pennsylvania Standard Residential Lease Agreement Form

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The Pennsylvania Standard Residential Lease Agreement is a legal written rental contract, that is agreed to and written between a landlord and tenant. The agreement permits the tenant to use the property from the commencement of the lease to the end of the expiration of the lease, in exchange for rental payments that would be outlined in the contract. The lease will outline all of the rules and responsibilities that both the landlord and tenant must agree to in order to remain in compliance. The tenant(s) should take time to carefully read the agreement and all of its requirements and sections so that they will be aware of the document they are signing. If the tenant is unsure of what the terms mean, they may choose to consider a consultation with an attorney.

Laws – Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951 (Title 68)

HandbookKnow Your Rights as a Renter in Pennsylvania (PDF)

How To Write

Step 1 – Download the document –

  • Enter the date that the document is being written in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Enter the landlord’s name
  • Enter the landlord’s address
  • Enter the tenant’s name(s)
  • Enter the location of the property in Pennsylvania

Step 2 – Conditions –

  • The landlord must complete all of the appropriate fields in sections A through G

Step 3 – Security Deposit –

  • Landlord must enter the amount of the security deposit that tenant’s should expect to pay at the signing of the document

Step 4 – Utilities –

  • Inasmuch as the tenant’s are expected to pay utilities, if there are any exceptions, the landlord must enter them in the line provided

Step 5 – Occupants –

  • Landlord must complete all fields in this section

Step 6 – Titled Sections – Tenant’s must read carefully all of the Titled Sections. These sections are very important and should be carefully reviewed prior to signing of this agreement- Review the sections as follows:

  • Liquid Filled Furnishings
  • Insurance
  • Repairs
  • Landlord’s Entry onto Property
  • Tenant Responsibilities (A through M)
  • Landlord Responsibilities (A through D)
  • Landlord Rights (A through D)
  • Abandonment(A through D)
  • Tenant Transfer of Lease
  • Priority of Lease and Sale of Property
  • Report to Credit/Tenant Agencies
  • Lead Notification Requirement (landlord must check one)
  • Notices
  • Agreement
  • Additional Terms and Conditions – Tenants must initial each page in the lower left corner of each page

Step 7 – Signatures as follows:

  • Landlord or Agent’s Signature
  • Date signatures
  • AND
  • Tenant(s) Signatures