Clifton Heights, PA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania

Q: Daughter is paying rent during covid-19, landlord won't renew lease, she has autoimmune disorder,

Only reason won't renewal lease cause she asked for repairs, which was hazardous, & apartments not in demand due to covid. She has autoimmune disorder, he didn't even give In writing, through text. Has nowhere to go. What can she do, as there was extension for eviction & non renewal is same as eviction. She tried 3 times to be nice & asked for month to month & & he said no. She is paying rent even during covid-19. What can she do. Also only gave a month thru text

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Nellie T Schulz
Nellie T Schulz
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  • Philadlephia, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: The Governor’s Executive Order prohibiting eviction as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic expired on August 31, 2020. The Governor has said he does not have the legal authority to extend the prohibition, but the Pennsylvania Legislature is currently considering extending it. Assuming this prohibition on evictions is extended, your landlord cannot evict you, except under limited circumstances. You can read the order, and it’s exceptions, at:

https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20200709-TWW-eviction-order.pdf

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