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ASSISTANCE AND SERVICE ANIMAL INTEGRITY ACT OF 2018  (.pdf file)
This article discusses the PA Assistance and Service Animal Integrity Act of 2018, which permits landlords to request written documentation of a rental applicant's disability if not readily apparent, and their related need for the animal.

The documentation provided must be in writing, and must be reliable and based on direct knowledge of the person's disability and their related need for an assistance or service animal.  The law became effective on December 23, 2018.

Pennsylvania's Wage Attachment Law  (.pdf file)
Download a copy of the statute.

Wage Attachment Court Rules and Forms  (.pdf file)
Download the Rules of Civil Procedure related to the PA Wage Attachment Law.

West Chester Licensing and Inspection Court Ruling (.pdf file)
In March of 2003, landlords in West Chester, PA defeated a local ordinance establishing a new Landlord Licensing and Inspection Program, declaring the new program to be an "illegal tax."  The court prohibited the municipality from using the new program to generate revenue, stating that the fee charged may not exceed the costs of running the program, and that the only costs which can be considered are direct costs which would not occur without the program.  The court decision was upheld after an appeal by the municipality to the PA Supreme Court.

PHILADELPHIA RENTERS ACCESS ACT OF 2021
Philadelphia's Renters Access Act became effective October 13, 2021.
Details and guidelines for compliance (.pdf file)


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Government

Pennsylvania Government Website
Contains links to the PA Executive Branch (Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Auditor General, and Treasurer), the PA Legislature (House and Senate), and the PA Court System.

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Obtain Copies of PA House and Senate Bills
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Find Out Who Your Legislators Are
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PA House Members - Contact Information

PA Senate Members - Contact Information


Pennsylvania Political Links

PA. House Republican Website

PA House Democrats Website

PA Senate Republicans Website

PA Senate Democrats Website


United States Federal Government

United States Senate

United States House of Representatives


Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standards Act of 2013

PA Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standards Act (.pdf file)
This is a copy of the PA Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standards Act of 2013.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Landlord Responsibilities (.pdf file)
Notice to PA landlords - explaining landlord responsibilities under the Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standards Act of 2013.

PA Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standards Act (.pdf file)
Article written by First Alert


Lead Based Paint

Lead Paint Booklet - 5.5 inch x 8.5 Booklet
This format requires a printer capable of double-sided printing.  A long-reach stapler is also required to staple the booklet together.

Print the document actual size, on standard letter sized sheets, double-sided, in landscape mode, with flip on the short edge.  It will print on 4 sheets.  Fold them in half, and staple on the fold where shown on the front cover to make a 5.5 inch x 8.5 inch booklet.

Lead Paint Booklet - Double-Sided Printing
This format requires a printer capable of double-sided printing.

Print the document actual size, on standard letter-sized sheets, double-sided, in portrait mode, with flip on the long edge.  It will print on 8 sheets.  Staple the sheets together where shown on the front cover.

Lead Paint Booklet - One-Sided Printing
Print the document actual size, on standard letter-sized sheets, in portrait mode.  It will print on 16 sheets of paper.  Staple the sheets together where shown on the front cover.

Lead Hazard Control Information from the EPA


General Landlord Links

National Tenant Network
Tenant Screening.

The Apartment Guide
Advertise Your Rental Business.

LandlordAssociation.org
Nationwide Landlord Association.

Mr. Landlord Website
Credit Reports, Forms, and Other Landlord Support Services.

www.Rentals.com
Nationwide Rental Advertising Online.

BiggerPockets Investing Community
Landlord and Residential Rental Investment Education.

ez Landlord Forms
State Specific Leases, Legal Forms, and Tenant Screening.

Tips to Improve Home and Neighborhood Security
There are many ways you can be a vigilant citizen and keep your family, your neighbors, and yourself safe.  This article from SafeHome.org, compiles insight from a number of experts in the field, to shed light on the subject