New court process:

  1. For a nonpayment only case:
    • Landlord needs to register for rental assistance at www.phlrentassist.org
      1. Create an account
      2. Register the property and an associated bank account for the owner for payment delivery (this is for rental assistance)
    • After the property has been registered, the Pre-File Mediation eviction package will be sent to us.  We will then prepare and send notices, apply for rental assistance, submit the case to diversion and attend the diversion hearing
    • We need to wait 45 days from the date we apply for rental assistance on behalf of the tenant before we can file a case with the court (if no agreement is reached in diversion)
  2. For a nonpayment AND either termination of term or breach of lease case:
    • Landlord needs to register for rental assistance at www.phlrentassist.org:
      1. Create an account
      2. Register the property and associated bank account for payment delivery (this is for rental assistance)
    • After the property has been registered, the Pre-File Mediation eviction package will be sent to us.  We will then prepare and send notices, apply for rental assistance, submit the case to diversion and attend the diversion hearing
    • We need to wait 45 days from the date we apply for rental assistance on behalf of the tenant before we can file a case with the court
  3. For a termination of term or breach case only (NOT filing for nonpayment):
    • The Pre-File Mediation eviction package will be sent to us.  We will then prepare and send notices, and submit the case to diversion and attend the diversion hearing
    • A case will also be filed with the court if no agreement is reached in diversion
    • If filing for termination of term only, and it is a month-to-month lease, we would need a copy of the notice sent to the tenant, which includes the “good cause” for terminating the lease
  4. Required documents to submit when filing a new case:
    • Housing inspection licenses that cover the periods during which you are claiming any rent owed (including obviously the current housing license as well)
    • Signed and dated (by the owner) certificate of rental suitability for any tenant who moved in on/after October 12, 2011
    • Lead safe/lead free certification
    • Lease agreement
    • Ledger/detailed breakdown of all money owed
    • Any notices already sent to the tenant
    • If filing for termination of term only, and it is a month-to-month lease, we would need a copy of the notice sent to the tenant, which includes the “good cause” for terminating the lease
    • Tenant’s email and phone number and employment information (if you have)

Forms

Notice to Vacate/Quit

10 Day Notice

15 Day Notice

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