Pennsylvania Eviction Process

Evicting a tenant in Pennsylvania involves a six-step process: sending a proper eviction notice, filing a Landlord-Tenant Complaint with the court, having the court serve a summons, attending a hearing, waiting for the judge's ruling, and requesting a writ of possession.

Landlords in Philadelphia must also participate in the Eviction Diversion Program. Legal procedures must be followed strictly, and self-help evictions are not allowed. Tenants have the right to appeal or remedy the situation within 10 days of the judgment.