How must a Notice to Quit be served to a tenant in PA? Can it be given to their atty instead of the tenant?
2 attorney answers
Don't take the chance that the case will be thrown out, if not at the district magistrate, then at arbitration, by relying upon defective notice. There are cases that interpret the Landlord & Tenant Act to mean what it says. Hand the tenant a notice to quit and start again.
On the other hand, before you do, check your lease. Many leases contain waivers of the notice to quit. If your lease contains such a provision, your notice was given as a courtesy, not a prerequisite to your suit.
Clifford L Tuttle, Jr
Attorney at Law
The LLT Code says it has to be 1) handed to the tenant, 2) posted of the door or 3) slipped under the door. That said the District Judges would probably treat e-mail to the lawyer as sufficient.
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