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COVID-19 Update: Landlord Tenant Update

access_time Posted on: March 19th, 2020

Today (March 18, 2020), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a per curiam Opinion which closes all Pennsylvania courts to the public from March 19, 2020 until at least April 3, 2020.  

Of particular note to both Landlords and Tenants is the fact that the Court will not entertain evictions or ejectments until at least April 3, 2020. The Court states in the Order that it is aware that the economic consequences of COVID-19 are likely to affect things such as rent payments and mortgage-loan payments.  A loss of income is likely whether under self-imposed quarantine or for those who may be carrying the virus.  It is important to note that this protection only applies where the reason for eviction or ejectment is a failure to make rent, loan, or similar payments.  The Order DOES NOT prevent a landlord from requesting an order for possession where a judgment has already been entered. Orders for Possession, if granted, will not be executed until April 3, 2020 or later. 

The original full text of the March 18, 2020 Order can be found here:

If you are concerned about a landlord tenant issue please contact Attorney Hunter Schenck at CGA Law Firm at (717) 848-4900.