Pennsylvania rental/lease agreements

 With the Pennsylvania lease agreements, you can draft a lease contract between a property owner and a lessee for residential or commercial purposes. After a potential lessee has viewed the property and deems it fit for their dwelling, they will typically complete a  rental application that allows the landlord to ascertain their employment status and background information. When a lease is approved, the lessee may be required to pay a deposit, one month's rent, and other fees when signing the lease

Pennsylvania rental/lease agreement templates

Pennsylvania rental/lease agreements

There are 6 basic types of Pennsylvania lease agreements:

Commercial Rental Lease Agreement – This is a type of contract that’s used to create a commercial lease agreement between a landlord and a business entity or business owner. It has longer tenancy requirements and there are often added payments apart from the base rent.

Monthly Rental lease Agreement (§ 250.501) – This contains a provision for either party to terminate the contract within fifteen days. If occupancy has lasted more than a year then the landlord and lessee are required to provide at least thirty days’ notice.

Rent-to-Own Rental Agreement – This rental allows the occupant to acquire the premises on terms agreed on by both parties. With that being said, certain conditions need to be met before the tenant can exercise their right to purchase the property. .

Roommate Lease Agreement– For occupants of a single dwelling where each individual has a bedroom and an agreement is created for each member’s designated responsibility for the common areas and expenses with regard to the property. 

Standard Residential Rental Contract –  This is a straightforward lease agreement that’s often used for renting out residential property. It has a fixed term that’s usually a year or more and it offers a lot of protection to the tenant which makes it even more important for the landlord to do a thorough background check.

Sublease Rental Contract – Tenancy where the lessee invites a new tenant to occupy the property for the remainder of the contract lease. It also comes in two options; a commercial sublease and a residential sublease.

One disclosure requirements

Lead-Based Paint Information – If a building was constructed before 1978, the landlord must inform tenants of the presence of hazardous paint on the property. The form must be completed with both parties appending signatures to this document. 

Access to property

No statutes require the lessor to provide notice to the lessee prior to accessing the premises for repairs or maintenance reasons.

Money deposited as security

Maximum (§ 250.511.1(a)) – The lessor can demand a maximum of two months’ rent.

Returning (§ 250.512) – The landlord is required to return back to the tenant any funds associated with security deposits within thirty days of the lease termination date or when the property has been repossessed by the landlord, plus a list of deductions from the security deposit if any.

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