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I rented a house in Phoenixville, PA. I didn’t renew my

I rented a house...

I rented a house in Phoenixville, PA. I didn’t renew my lease because I am going through hard times. Can the landlord kick me out without any court date

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Pennsylvania

Lawyer's Assistant: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?

Plenty. For the time I was there he had said I would have a basement. But the basement was never done. The light in my son’s room never fixed

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I haven’t been able to pay the rent for months. However, I’d like some time to exit

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No, the landlord may not evict you without an order from the court which is executed by the sheriff. The process takes about a month and you would be served a summons to start the court process.

Evicting you without the court process would make the landlord liable to you for unlawful eviction.

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