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I am preparing a lease for a rental house. Is a form lease sufficient and if there is a problem with a tenant would I have more problems getting them out with a lease. House is in state of PA. Thank you.

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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

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Is a form lease sufficient

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Sure, if you have purchased a lease locally from an office supply store or downloaded one from a forms site, they should comply with all PA requirements in a lease contract. Very few people actually draft up their own leases..

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and if there is a problem with a tenant would I have more problems getting them out with a lease.

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Actually it would be easier because you can point to a specific lease provision they are violating and pursue an eviction that way.. If you just have an oral agreement, you would have a hard time proving a breach of the lease other than nonpayment of rent..

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As an aside, in addition to being an attorney, I have also been a landlord for over 26 years...

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