Philadelphia, PA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania

Q: Can my landlord evict me for not paying in full my water bill which is on a payment plan and is current?

I'm on the tiered assistance program (TAP) with the Philadelphia water department. I've got a set bill but a past balance that's put on hold while I'm on it. They forgive an amount after your pay 15 times. My landlords legal dept just sent me an email saying if I don't pay it in full they are gonna take me to court. The water bill is in my actual name as the tenant. Can they do this?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Check your lease. Write them back and ask for the legal basis as you are not in default with the water department.

Check with community Legal Services Landlord Tennant branch.

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