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Todd L. Baritz

Philadelphia Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Todd L. Baritz
    2. Jason Kutulakis
    2 lawyer answers

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Todd L. Baritz
    2. Charles Thomas Jr.
    3. Charles Anthony Rick
    3 lawyer answers

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michelle A. Fioravanti
    2. David Wesley Cornish
    3. Todd L. Baritz
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

  4. Security Bond/Deposit Refund Question for PA Tenant

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Todd L. Baritz
    1 lawyer 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.

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Charles Thomas Jr.
    2. Carlo Sabatini
    3. Todd L. Baritz
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Todd L. Baritz
    1 lawyer 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.