Attorney General Josh Shapiro reminds landlords that no PA resident can be evicted during the COVID-19 outbreak

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro wants to make it clear to landlords across the state: At this time, no Pennsylvania renters can be evicted from their homes during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

The state Supreme Court ordered courts closed to eviction proceedings during the outbreak, Shapiro said, and the order applies to all Pennsylvania property owners, managers, and landlords, as well as mortgage brokers and lenders.

On Monday, Shapiro wrote landlords and mortgage lenders to urge them to extend the time during which eviction proceedings are suspended for a period of time beyond what the Supreme Court requires to give affected Pennsylvanians time to get back on their feet, his office said in a press release.

“With millions of Pennsylvanians following Governor Wolf’s direction to stay at home, it is critical that rental evictions cease for the duration of this emergency,” said Shapiro in his letter.

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