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Todd L. Baritz

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  • How do i evict a houseguest from my house in philadelphia?

    hes been at my house for about 10 years off and on. He has never paid any type of rent except for buying food once or twice. he was my boyfriend for the first four yrs.approx. but since then there has been no relationship. he does use my address f...

    Todd’s Answer

    Since you do not have a landlord and tenant relationship, you will likely need to file an Action in Ejectment with the Court of Common Pleas.

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  • My old landlord does not want to give me back my deposite money

    my old landlord which is a real estate company does not want to give me back my deposite money they are talking all this crap about how i left the house and i left the house in good condition and i also paid there rent til the end

    Todd’s Answer

    Your landlord is required to provide you with a written itemization of any damages and status of your security deposit within 30 days from when you moved, so long as you gave the landlord a forwarding address.

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  • Amount of security deposit a landlord can keep without an itemized listing in Pennsylvania?

    Landlord is only returning $270 of $500 security deposit. Should I be receiving a itemized deduction list? Would this be worth taking to small claims court? The state is Pennsylvania, Cumberland County.

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    Your landlord needs to provide you with a written, detailed accounting of all deductions from your security deposit within thirty days from when you vacated, provided you gave the landlord a forwarding address.

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  • Security Bond/Deposit Refund Question for PA Tenant

    Our leasing company required tenants to purchase a $200 bond in lieu of security deposit at first move in. We lived in the apartment for 2 years. About 6 months ago, i had the carpets professional cleaned for $140.00. We moved out 2 months ago a...

    Todd’s Answer

    You should contact an attorney. In Pennsylvania there is a specific time limit in which a landlord must notify the tenant of the status of their security deposit after the tenant moves out. In addition, the itemization must provide a detailed explanation of any deductions.

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  • Can a landlord in pa attach your wages for rent you oe

    can i landlord in pa attach someones wages for rent you still owe even after they took to court

    Todd’s Answer

    Yes, so long as the action arose out of a residential lease and the tenant was personally served with the notice of intent to attach wages. There are specific procedures that the landlord must follow in order to put the wage attachment into effect. However, the tenant's wages may be exempt from attachment if the tenant's income falls below the poverty guidelines.

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  • How can I sue someone in small claims court if I dont know thier address?

    I gave my friend $600 as a down payment to a house him and I were supposed to roomate in! The day we were supposed to sign the lease he claimed he was robbed for " all the money" Since then he has moved from where he used to live and doesn't want...

    Todd’s Answer

    This case would need to be filed in Philadelphia Municipal Court. Unfortunately the Court will require you to have an address in order to serve the complaint. I suggest you go to the local post office where he used to live to see if he forwarded his mail. Without an address, you will not be able to sue him in Municipal Court.

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