Pennsylvania Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

The Pennsylvania rental agreements are to be filled-in for residential and commercial use as it creates a legally binding document that holds both the landlord and the tenant together for a fixed term, unless it is the tenancy at will. These contracts are to follow all State laws (See Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951) and upon the signature of the lessor and lessee will the document become final and access to the premises should be given.


The Pennsylvania commercial lease is an agreement made between a landlord and tenant, usually an entity, seeking space for the intended use of conducting day to day business. Depending on the monthly payment, term, and the credit evaluation of the lessee, usually checked through the rental application, the parties will fill-in the contract with the agreed upon conditions. Once the document has been signed, encouraged to be in front of a notary public, it becomes legally binding and both parties…

The Pennsylvania month to month lease is a relaxed type of rental contract as the landlord and tenant have a relationship where the basic terms are agreed upon except there is no date where it terminates. This means that, as long as either party does not send written notice within thirty (30) days, that the agreement shall be perpetual (go on forever and ever). The landlord and tenant will still be bound to the State laws (Landlord and Tenant Act…

The rental application is provided by the Apartment Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania and provides a detailed analysis for the landlord when considering an applying individual for a residential or commercial lease contract. In addition to reviewing the tenant’s personal and employment information, they should consider requiring a security deposit in the chance the lessee does not pay rent or creates damage on the property. The landlord, under section 250.511a, may only ask for a maximum of two (2) months’ rent.

The Pennsylvania residential lease agreements are to be completed by a landlord and tenant to negotiate and come to terms over the use of livable space for monthly rent (*among other conditions). No matter which document is downloaded for use, the State laws (Section 250) must be followed, and once the lessor and lessee sign the completed contract it becomes legally binding. Disclosures Lead-Paint – Only required if the housing unit was built prior to 1978. Security Deposit – The landlord…

The Pennsylvania sublet agreement allows a tenant, only with the stated permission from the landlord, to rent the space they are currently under contract for to someone else, named the subtenant. The parties agree to terms and conditions set forth in the agreement, and after all the items have been negotiated shall sign the document to set a legally binding arrangement. Tenant understands they will assume all financial and legal responsibility for the subtenant’s actions. Disclosure Lead Paint – Tenant…

The ten (10) day notice to quit allows the tenant this time period, after being served according to Section 250.501, to pay all that is due to the landlord or quit the lease. This is an official legal notice sent by the landlord and if paid by the tenant, the lease is back into conformity. If the landlord is not paid, the lessee will have to move out or face a possible legal eviction.

REQUIRED LANDLORD DISCLOSURES

Security Deposit (Section 250.511b) – If the landlord accepts a deposit the funds must be held in an institution governed by a Federal Reserve Board as well as the name and address of the bank given to the tenant.

Lead Paint – If the dwelling was built prior to 1978 this form is necessary to be signed and attached as an addendum to the contract.

LANDLORD-TENANT LAWS

Security Deposits

Maximum (Section 250 511a) – There is a State cap of two (2) months’ rent the landlord may request. If the tenant decides to stay after a year, one (1) of the months must be returned if the landlord had requested the maximum.

Return (Section 250.512) – The landlord has thirty (30) days to return any and all funds to the tenant.

Access via Landlord

In Pennsylvania, there is no statute that states the landlord must give notice to the lessee.