PA Legislation

PA Governor Wolfe is apparently discussing opening up the state with the Gov’s from NY, NY, CT, RI, and Delaware. Hopefully someone will mention that Western and Central PA are in a lot better shape than Eastern PA.


PA legislation

The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows: Section 1. The act of April 6, 1951 (P.L.69, No.20), known as The Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951, is amended by adding a section to read: Section 106.

Effect of Declaration of Disaster Emergency.-

(a) It shall be deemed unlawful for a landlord to do any of the following during a disaster emergency declared by the Governor under 35 Pa.C.S. § 7301(c) (relating to general authority of Governor) due to an epidemic or pandemic: (1) Evict or attempt to evict a tenant unemployed, separated from employment or unable to find employment as a result of the declaration of disaster emergency. (2) Without the express consent of the tenant, enter the 2020D10376 –
leased premises for purposes of showing the premises to prospective buyers or tenants.

(b) A landlord found to be in violation of this section shall be subject to a penalty of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) per occurrence. (c) This section shall apply only to residential leaseholds and not to commercial leaseholds. Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

From: Representative Mary Isaacson
To: All House Members

Subject: Providing Homeowners Relief from Intense Solicitations to Sell Their Home
Most of us have received a flyer in the mail from a realtor asking to consider selling your home. Depending on where you live, you may get these once a week or less. Unfortunately, there are neighborhoods in our state where families receive flyers every day, plus phone calls and people knocking on their door. The relentless barrage could border on harassment.

In order to help provide some relief for these Pennsylvania families, I will be introducing legislation that will create Cease and Desist Zones. Under the bill, a homeowner can request to be placed on a “Homeowner Cease and Desist List,” similar to the “Do Not Call list” for telemarketers.

The “Homeowner Cease and Desist List” will only prohibit real estate agents and individuals in the business of buying and selling property from contacting the homeowner. These zones do not prohibit a homeowner from selling their home, it only stops the contact by real estate agents and others trying to get a family to sell their home.

Please join me to stop the constant onslaught of solicitation Pennsylvania families receive because of where they live. We need to provide some relief and a chance for them to enjoy their home.

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