Pennsylvania Eviction Notice Forms

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A Pennsylvania eviction notice form to pay rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent (10 in Pennsylvania) or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in Pennsylvania.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for evictions.

Information Required for all Pennsylvania Notices

A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all Pennsylvania eviction notices. This information includes:

  • The date of the eviction notice
  • The name of the tenant(s)
  • The address of the rental property
  • The reason the notice is being issued
  • The amount of time the tenant has to correct the issue or vacate the property
  • The printed name and signature of the person issuing the notice

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of Pennsylvania, an eviction notice may be delivered in a variety of ways. To be considered legal, the notice must provide all necessary information and may be served by:

  • Personal deliver to the tenant
  • Being left with a household member over the age of 18
  • Posting at the entrance of the rental property
  • Posting somewhere at the property where the tenant will be sure to see it.

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – 10 Day Notice to Pay or Quit

In the state of Pennsylvania, a landlord must provide his/her tenant with a written 10 Day Notice to Pay or Quit before proceeding with the eviction process when the rent is past due.

Along with information that must be included in all Pennsylvania eviction notices, the 10 Day Notice to Pay or Quit must include:

  • The total amount of money owed to the landlord
  • An accounting of the dates for which rent is owed and the amount due for these times
  • A statement indicating that if rent is not paid within 10 days the landlord may seek to evict the tenant

Get the 10 Day Notice to Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – 15/30 Day Notice to Comply or Quit

In the state of Pennsylvania, a landlord must provide his/her tenant with a Notice to Quit before proceeding with the eviction process when terms of the lease have been violated. The amount of time provided in the notice will depend upon the amount of time the tenant has been renting the property. The landlord must provide a written 15-Day Notice to Quit to a tenant who has been renting the property for up to one year and a written 30-Day Notice to Quit to a tenant who has been renting the property for more than a year.

Along with information that must be included in all Pennsylvania eviction notices, the 15/30 Day notice to Comply or Quit must include:

  • A statement indicating how long the tenant has to remedy the situation or vacate the property
  • A statement indicating how the violation may be remedied if this is an option
  • The date the lease that the tenant has violated was signed

Get the 15/30 Day Notice to Comply or Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Illegal Behavior – No Notice Required

In the state of Pennsylvania, a landlord is allowed to evict a tenant for specific illegal activity. A landlord may evict a tenant for:

  • A first conviction for the sale, production, or distribution of illegal drugs
  • A second violation of anything contained within the “Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act.”
  • The seizure of illegal drugs on a leased property by law enforcement officers

These acts are considered a breach of the lease and allows for the removal of the tenant from a rental property with not notice required.

Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will- Lease Termination Letter

Although the state of Pennsylvania does not specifically state an amount of time that a landlord must provide his/her at will tenant when seeking to recover possession of property being rented without the benefit of a written lease, it is general practice to provide 30 days to a month to month tenant.

Along with information that must be included in all Pennsylvania eviction notices, the Lease Termination Letter must include:

  • The exact date upon which the tenant is expected to vacate the rental property

Get the downloadable Lease Termination Letter template form below (.pdf direct link)