The following is a list of updated COVID-19 protections for renters and homeowners in Pennsylvania. Please note that the original moratorium on evictions has been extended to May 11, 2020 statewide. The PA Supreme Court however, gave individual counties the authority to extend court closures even longer. Tenants should still pay their rent if possible during this time. Refusing to pay rent could lead the landlord to take legal action when the ban ends. Payment plans can be set up if both parties agree. These agreements should be in writing.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Order

The PA Supreme Court extended the eviction moratorium from April 30, 2020 to May 11, 2020. The Order closes most courts and prohibits any eviction, ejectment, or other displacement of PA residents for failure to make payments or pay property taxes through May 11, 2020. After May 11, 2020, an eviction or foreclosure is not automatic. A landlord or mortgage company must still go to court and obtain a court order to evict or foreclose on residents.

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