How Long Does An Eviction Take?
Depending on whether the landlord must given the tenant written Notice to Quit, or not, the eviction could take as follows; 10+ days for the Notice to Quit, approximately additional 14 days after filing for the District Justice (magistrate) to schedule and eviction hearing and make service on the tenant, 11 days for the tenant to move out upon losing in Magisterial District Court before a landlord can request the Order for Possession, 11 days after service of the Order for Possession on the tenant before the tenant is forcibly evicted by the constable. So it may take about 44+ days for eviction to take place (plus or minus). Costs (filing and constable service fees) for the Landlord are usually in the $100.00 $220.00 range (not including attorney fees).
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Additional Pennsylvania Landlord Tenant Law FAQs
- What Should I Consider When Renting?
- What Is A Lease?
- What Are My Rights As A Residential Tenant?
- Does A Sublessor Have Any Rights Against The Landlord?
- What Is A Security Deposit?
- What Are The Landlord's Duties?
- How Can The Landlord/Tenant Relationship End?
- Do I Need An Attorney?
- How Is My Attorney Paid?
- Can A Landlord Lock A Tenant Out Of An Apartment Without Taking Them To Court?
- Can A Landlord Keep A Security Deposit?
- Can A Tenant Sue A Landlord For Withholding The Security Deposit?
- Must A Landlord Give Written Notice To Quit To A Tenant Before Suing For Eviction?
- Can A Landlord Recover Attorney Fees From A Bad Tenant?
- Can A Landlord Garnish A Tenant's Wages?
- Can A Tenant Appeal An Eviction Action And Stay In The Premises?
- How Much Does Attorney Representation Cost At The District Justice Level?