PA State Laws Prohibiting Landlord Retaliation | Nolo.com | Marcia Stewart | June 2012

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A laundry room. (“Tvättstuga” in swedish) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pennsylvania state law (68 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. §§ 250.205, 399.11) prohibits landlords from retaliating against tenants. It is illegal for a landlord to retaliate against a tenant in PA who has exercised a legal right, including:

  • complaining to a government agency, such as a building or health inspector, about unsafe or illegal living conditions
  • assembling and presenting your views collectively—for example, by joining or organizing a tenant union, or
  • exercising a legal right allowed by your state or local law, such as withholding the rent for an uninhabitable unit.

Types of Retaliation That Are Against State Law:

  • terminating a tenancy
  • filing an eviction lawsuit
  • increasing the rent or decreasing services, such as locking the laundry room.

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