The Ins and Outs of Philadelphia Lease Agreements

As a legal professional in Philadelphia, I have always found lease agreements to be a fascinating area of the law. The of contracts and impact have on both and never to my interest.

When it comes to Philadelphia lease agreements, there are a few key points that both landlords and tenants should be aware of. Let`s into of the aspects of these agreements:

Key Terms in Philadelphia Lease Agreements

One of aspects of a lease is terms within it. Here are some key terms that are commonly found in Philadelphia lease agreements:

Term Description
Rent The amount of the tenant to the for the of the property.
Security Deposit An amount of paid by the to the to any or rent.
Lease Term The for which the is valid, expressed in or years.

Statistics on Philadelphia Lease Agreements

According to the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections, there were approximately 120,000 rental units in the city as of 2020. This the number of lease that in within Philadelphia.

Case Study: Landlord-Tenant Dispute

In a case, a and in Philadelphia found in a over the of their lease agreement. The argued that the had to necessary to the property, while the claimed that the was in of the lease by the property without permission.

Ultimately, the was before a housing court, where the ruled in of the citing the to maintain the in a condition.

Philadelphia lease are a yet aspect of the landscape in the city. Whether are a or a understanding the terms and pitfalls of agreements is for a rental experience.

Philadelphia Lease Agreement

This lease agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into on this __ day of __, 20__, by and between _____________, hereinafter referred to as “Landlord”, and ________________, hereinafter referred to as “Tenant”.

1. Lease Term This lease shall commence on ________________ and end on ________________.
2. Rent Tenant agrees to pay Landlord the sum of $____________ as monthly rent, due on the __ day of each month.
3. Security Deposit Tenant shall deposit $______________ as a security deposit to be held by Landlord for the duration of the Lease Term.
4. Use of Premises Tenant use the solely for purposes and not or the without written consent.
5. Maintenance and Repairs Landlord be for the in a condition and making repairs, unless is by Tenant`s negligence.
6. Governing Law This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

IN WHEREOF, the hereto have this as of the and year above written.

Landlord: ________________________

Tenant: ________________________

Top 10 Legal Questions About Philadelphia Lease Agreements

Question Answer
1. Can a landlord in Philadelphia ask for a security deposit? Yes, a landlord in Philadelphia can ask for a security deposit, but it must be returned to the tenant within 30 days of the lease ending.
2. What the responsibilities in the property? The is for that the is and in repair. This maintaining, and systems.
3. Are any on rent in Philadelphia? Yes, in Philadelphia are to at least 60 before rent, and are on how they can it by.
4. Can a landlord enter the rental property without permission? No, a must at least notice before the property, except in of emergency.
5. Can withhold for in Philadelphia? Yes, a can withhold for if the has been and has to the within a amount of time.
6. What the for in Philadelphia? Landlords in are to with a of rental and on paint hazards.
7. How a evict a in Philadelphia? A can only a through a order and must a written of with a reason for the eviction.
8. Are on the of cameras in properties in Philadelphia? Landlords are to in of properties, but are not to them inside the living space.
9. Can a refuse to to with a record in Philadelphia? While can an criminal record, must fair laws and have policies that against with criminal records.
10. What are the penalties for violating Philadelphia`s landlord-tenant laws? Penalties for landlord-tenant in can fines, and criminal in cases.