Pennsylvania’s moratorium on residential evictions and foreclosures for the nonpayment of rent or mortgage payments expired yesterday, August 31, 2020. Accordingly, residential evictions for the nonpayment of rent or holdover of a tenant can commence today, September 1, 2020. Similarly, foreclosures which are subject to the notice requirements of Act 6 and Act 91 (statutory notices required to be sent before residential foreclosures) may also proceed starting today. Importantly, the now expired Order prohibiting evictions and foreclosures did not relieve tenants/mortgagors of their obligation to make rental/mortgage payments during the moratorium period. Therefore, evictions and foreclosures for payments not made during the moratorium period may now commence, as well.
Whether you are a landlord, bank, tenant, business or anyone else looking for help navigating the frequently changing housing laws during this difficult time, please contact Attorney Tom MacNeely at email@example.com, Attorney Zachary Berger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (570) 826-5600). We can help!