Bisel Logo PA Landlord-Tenant Law and Practice

4th Edition

AUTHOR: RONALD M. FRIEDMAN

Published: Dec. 2012, 4th Edition (Previous Editions 1988, 1994, 2001)
Most recent supplement/update: 2014 supplement; released Dec. 2013; $49.50
(Current Subscriber's Price: $39.50)
Library of Congress Number: 94-79452
ISBN: 1-887024-58-1

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YOUR DESK REFERENCE FOR HANDLING ISSUES AND PROBLEMS ARISING FROM THE LANDLORD-TENANT RELATIONSHIP.
ALL TEXT IS PRESENTED IN CLEAR, NON-LEGALISTIC LANGUAGE.

The complete, practical guide to: security deposits, tenant evictions, interpretation of key lease provisions, compliance with the Plain Language Act, dealing with troublesome tenants, bounced rent checks, abandonment, implied warranty of habitability, and much more. Also includes the text of the Landlord-Tenant Act, and Rules of Procedure for District Justices and Municipal Court, plus dozens of sample forms and letters.

Perfect For Landlords, Property Managers, and the People Who Advise Them!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

   
Index
Table of Cases

Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION TO LEASES
§ 1.1. Introduction
§ 1.2. Lease, Defined and Distinguished from Real Property Rights and Interests
§ 1.3. Landlord and Tenant Defined
§ 1.4. Legal Attributes of a Lease
§ 1.5. Creation of the Landlord-Tenant Relationship
§ 1.6. Agreements to Lease (Residential)
§ 1.7. Written Leases
§ 1.8. Oral Leases
§ 1.9. Statute of Frauds
§ 1.10. Types of Tenancies
§ 1.11. Leases Classified by Use (Residential and Non-Residential)
§ 1.12. Lease with Option to Purchase
§ 1.13. Usufruct Versus Lease Agreement
§ 1.14. Campsite Leases

CHAPTER 2
RESIDENTIAL LEASES
§ 2.1. Introduction
§ 2.2. Form Leases, Legal Considerations and Plain Language Requirements
§ 2.3. Basic Residential Lease Provisions
§ 2.4. Special Residential Lease Provisions
§ 2.5. Execution of Lease Document
§ 2.6. Lead-Based Paint Disclosures for Residential Leases
§ 2.7. Governmental Regulation of Leasing Business

CHAPTER 3
LEGAL ISSUES ARISING DURING
THE LEASE TERM
§ 3.1. Introduction
§ 3.2. Rights and Duties upon Commencement of Lease
§ 3.3. Rental Payment
§ 3.4. Change in Status of Landlord, Tenant or Leased Premises
§ 3.5. Sale, Improvement, or Mortgage of Leased Premises
§ 3.6. Implied Warranty of Habitability
§ 3.7. Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment
§ 3.8. Duty to Repair and Entry upon Leased Premises
§ 3.9. Statutory Duties and Protection of Landlord and Tenant
§ 3.10. Miscellaneous Matters

CHAPTER 4
TERMINATION OF THE LANDLORD-TENANT
RELATIONSHIP
PART ONE
INTRODUCTION TO LEASE TERMINATION
§ 4.1. Introduction
§ 4.2. Termination of the Lease by Expiration of the Lease Term
§ 4.3. Termination of the Lease by Mutual Agreement
§ 4.4. Termination of the Lease by Intervening Events
§ 4.5. Termination of the Lease Agreement by Mortgage Foreclosure
§ 4.6. Termination by Breach of the Lease
PART TWO
LANDLORD REMEDIES
§ 4.7. Landlord Remedies, General
§ 4.8. Acceleration of Rent
§ 4.9. Distraint
§ 4.10. Civil Suit for Collection of Rent and Damages
§ 4.11. Civil Suit for Recovery of Possession (Eviction)
§ 4.12. Ejectment
§ 4.13. Self-Help Repossession of the Leased Premises
§ 4.14. Injunctive Relief
§ 4.15. Wage Attachment for Damages to Leased Premises
PART THREE
TENANT REMEDIES AND DEFENSES
§ 4.16. Tenant Remedies and Defenses in General
§ 4.17. Termination of Lease
§ 4.18. Suit for Damages
§ 4.19. Injunctive Relief
§ 4.20. Tenant Defenses Against Landlord Claims, Introduction
§ 4.21. Tenant Defenses: Landlord's Eviction Action
§ 4.22. Assertion of a Counterclaim Against the Landlord
§ 4.23. Landlord's Retaliatory Conduct
§ 4.24. Suit for Value of Improvements-Unjust Enrichment
§ 4.25. Claim of Unfair Trade Practice
PART FOUR
OTHER ISSUES AT THE END OF THE
LANDLORD-TENANT RELATIONSHIP
§ 4.26. Return of Security Deposit
§ 4.27. Holdover Tenant
§ 4.28. Disposition of Tenant's Property Left at the Leased Premises
§ 4.29. Landlord's Duty to Mitigate Damages
§ 4.30. Statute of Limitations for Enforcing Lease Agreements

CHAPTER 5
MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITY RIGHTS ACT
§ 5.1. Introduction
§ 5.2. Manufactured Home Community Rights Act
§ 5.3. Abandoned Manufactured Homes
§ 5.4. Drafting Manufactured Home Community Leases
§ 5.5. Summary of Posting Requirements for Owner/Operators
§ 5.6. Frequently Asked Questions

CHAPTER 6
FAIR HOUSING
§ 6.1. Introduction
§ 6.2. Federal Fair Housing Laws
§ 6.3. Pennsylvania Fair Housing Laws
§ 6.4. Local Fair Housing Ordinances
§ 6.5. How Fair Housing Laws are Applied
§ 6.6. Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications
§ 6.7. Affirmative Compliance Requirements
§ 6.8. Advertising
§ 6.9. Retaliation Prohibited
§ 6.10. Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Procedures
§ 6.11. Fair Housing Resources on the Internet

APPENDICES
I. The Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951 (As Amended)
II. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act

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