Research guides

Pennsylvania Real Estate & Landlord Tenant Law

Forms

The following resources include sample forms related to real estate in Pennsylvania.

Additional resources may also include forms. See the Member Databases, Onsite Print & Electronic, and PBI Publications pages of this guide for more information.

Free Online Resources

Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program Philadelphia Courts
"In response to the current national mortgage foreclosure crisis, the Court of Common Pleas recently adopted a Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program designed to divert from Sheriff Sale owner occupied residential properties which are listed for Sheriff Sale because the homeowners are delinquent with their mortgage payments."
Homeowners must contact: Save Your Home Philly Hotline at 215-334-HOME (215-334-4663).

Research Tip

Additional PDF materials related to foreclosure and sheriff's sales are available from the Philadelphia Courts Forms Center, including the pro se Petition to Postpone Sheriff's Sale (located under "Court of Common Pleas - Trial Division Civil" > "Motions and Petitions Filing Forms") and the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Pilot Program Materials (located under "Court of Common Pleas - Trial Division Civil" > "Information, Guides and Publications").

Member Databases

PA Legal Forms
Includes sample commercial and residential leases, landlord tenant complaints, rent notificaiton letters, apartment complex rules and regulations, lease terminations, and more. Can conduct a search or browse by category. Categories include Landlord Tenant, Leases, and Real Estate.

Onsite Print & Electronic

Dunlap-Hanna Pennsylvania Forms LexisNexis
Also on the library's Lexis computers.
See chapters 53-61. Additional chapter topics include Ejectment (ch. 192), Quiet Title (ch. 193), Action of Mortgage Foreclosure (ch. 194), Ground Rent (ch. 195), and Distressed Property (ch. 195A). Additional information may be in other areas. Use the index to find additional references.

Krasnowiecki on Real Property Law and Practice Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Library also has previous editions: see all.

Mortgages in Pennsylvania West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computer.
See Chapter 11: Forms. Library also has previous editions: see all.

Pennsylvania Community Association Law and Practice Bisel

Pennsylvania Landlord Tenant Law and Practice: Law, Practice, Checklists, Forms Bisel
Library also has previous editions: see all.

Pennsylvania Real Estate Brokerage Law and Practice Bisel
Library has current edition only. Updates last received in 2002.

Pennsylvania Transaction Guide LexisNexis
Also on the library's Lexis computers. Referred to as Bongiovanni.
See chapter 180-225. Additional information may be in other areas. Use the index to find additional references.

West's Pennsylvania Forms West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See "Civil Procedure", Chapter 66: Execution on Real Property and Chapter 70: Small Claims and Landlord-Tenant Matters. Additional information may be in other areas. Use the index to find additional references.

Research Tip

Additional forms may be available in PBI and NBI publications. See the PBI Publications tab of this guide for a selection of PBI materials on PA real estate.