Erie, PA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania

Q: If I die is my brother responsible for lot rent & utilies at my moblehome, he owns his own home & does not live with me?


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Nellie T Schulz
Nellie T Schulz
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Philadlephia, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Under a relatively new amendment to Pennsylvania’s Landlord Tenant law, the administrator or executor of a deceased tenant’s estate has 14 days after the later of:

(1) the last day of the second calendar month that follows the calendar month in which the tenant died; or

(2) the surrender of the rental unit and removal of all of the tenant’s personal property

to decide whether to terminate the deceased tenant’s lease.

If the lease isn’t terminated, then, unless the lease provides otherwise, the deceased tenant’s estate would be for liable for any rent due under the lease.

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