Pennsylvania Residential Lease Agreement
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.
- Lead-Paint – Only required if the housing unit was built prior to 1978.
- Security Deposit – The landlord must identify the bank name and address of where the funds are being held.
*How to Write
Before authorizing an agreement, the landlord will usually require the tenant fill-in the rental application. This will give the lessor a broad view of the individual’s personal finances and make a judgment on their character through their references.
Once approved, the parties should go through the following when completing the document;
- The Parties (Landlord & Tenant)
- Property Description
- Lease Date and Responsibilities
- Property Contact Information
- Monthly Rental Amount
- Payment Schedule
- Use of Property and Authorized Occupants
- Landlord’s Right to Enter
- Pets (if applicable)
- Utilities and Services Responsibility
- Tenant’s Care of Property
- Detectors and Protection Systems
- Destruction of Property
- Lead-Based Paint Hazards (if built before 1978)
- Insurance and Sublet
- Special Clauses (if any) such as a Special Addendum, Pet Addendum, etc.
- Signature Area
- Association of Realtors | Adobe PDF
- Landlord Association of Pennsylvania | Adobe PDF | Microsoft Word
- Standard | Adobe PDF