Greensburg, PA asked in Foreclosure for Pennsylvania

Q: Bought a residential foreclosure what form do I use to evict after I have served a notice to quit in Pa

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David Kennedy Bifulco
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  • Foreclosure Defense Lawyer
  • Bethlehem, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: In Pennsylvania when you buy a foreclosure property and either the former owner or the former owner's tenant has possession of the property you have to file an "Action in Ejectment". This is filed in the Court of Common Pleas unlike a regular Landlord Tenant case which is filed with the local Magisterial District Justice in your County or in Municipal Court if you were in Philadelphia County.

An Ejectment Action follows all the rule requirements that all Common Pleas cases must follow. Since this is more complicated than a Landlord Tenant or small claims case that you would file with the Magisterial District Court you should seek the assistance of an Attorney when filing the case.

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