Research guides


Landlord Tenant

This research guide is provided by Jenkins Law Library to assist in research regarding landlord tenant law in Pennsylvania and is not offered as legal advice. This guide is not presented as a complete collection of law and commentary. Additional law and analysis relevant to your particular issue may exist, and further research may be required.

The links below will direct you to some free online resources regarding landlord tenant law in Pennsylvania. For information on where to find print and electronic resources on this topic at Jenkins Law Library, please see our Pennsylvania Real Estate & Landlord Tenant Law guide.


For The Public Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
Scroll down for Landlord Tenant Complaint and select forms.

Get Help - Housing Community Legal Services Philadelphia
Scroll down for links to Housing resources, including Self-Help Materials for Landlord-Tenant Private Housing. Also includes links to resources for Homeowners.

Housing City of Philadelphia
Links to Philadelphia housing-related departments, commissions, authorities, and more.

Information for Landlord Tenant Court Philadelphia Municipal Court
Brochure with information on landlord-tenant proceedings in Philadelphia Municipal Court.

Overview of Landlord-Tenant Laws in Pennsylvania NOLO
According to Nolo: "Both landlords and tenants should be able to deal with many legal questions and problems without a lawyer, once they understand the basics of state law. This overview of key landlord-tenant laws in Pennsylvania will get you started."

Real Property Section Philadelphia Bar Association
Information about real property issues in Philadelphia and a list of additional online Resources.

Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program Philadelphia Courts
Homeowners must contact: Save Your Home Philly Hotline at 215-334-HOME (215-334-4663). 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 - Civil" > "Motions and Petitions Filing Forms") and the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Pilot Program Materials (located under "Court of Common Pleas - Civil" > "Information, Guides and Publications").

Tenant Rights, Laws and Protections: Pennsylvania U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Links to Attorney General's Office, online handbook, legal assistance, and more.

Tenant Landlord City of Philadelphia - Department of Licenses & Inspections
Documents outlining tenants' rights regarding safety and health standards in Philadelphia rental properties.

Tenants Rights
This section of has information and resources about issues relating to Tenants Rights in Pennsylvania.

Tenant Union Representative Network (TURN)
TURN is a tenant service and advocacy organization that promotes the human right to housing. They offer Tenant Rights Workshops, Individual Counseling, Hotline Assistance, and Tenant Union Organizing Assistance.