Quarryville, PA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania

Q: Is my landlord allowed to enter our basement n walk around outside of house anytime he wants without notice

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

A: A landlord is not permitted to enter into any area which is leased to a tenant, unless the lease expressly contains an exception permitting it or under a dire emergency. Whether the landlord may enter into the basement or outside the house (I’m assuming you’re leasing a house), depends on whether these areas are included in the areas leased to you. Typically, a lease contains a definition of the “leased premises” or it will contain a description of what exactly is leased to you. If the basement and/or the area surrounding the house are included as part of the lease, then the landlord is not permitted to enter into these areas. unless the lease contains any exception.

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