Can A Tenant Appeal An Eviction Action And Stay In The Premises?

Yes. As a matter of law in Pennsylvania, all District Justice judgments are appeal­able as a matter of right, regardless of a legal reason for appeal. A tenant who wishes to stay must pay either 3 months rent or the actual rent in arrears to the Court in order for an appeal to act as a supersedeas (a stay on the possession part of judgment). Such an appeal must be brought within 10 days of judgment. A tenant may appeal the money portion of the judgment for up to 30 days from the date of judgment.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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