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New Form Act 6/91 Notice as of September 1, 2016

By: Kristen Wetzel Ladd The link below is a new form of the combined Act 6/91 pre-foreclosure notice, which must be sent at least 33 days (30 days plus 3 days for mailing) before commencing an owner-occupied residential mortgage foreclosure, or executing on a “residential mortgage obligation” (which can include a money judgment and/or conformed […]

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Securing Possession of Residential Property from a Holdover Tenant

By: Christopher L. Turner A residential landlord who seeks to evict a tenant from leased premises must follow certain steps and procedures outlined in the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure and comply with the terms of Pennsylvania’s Landlord and Tenant Act.  A landlord is not permitted to perform a self help eviction except against a […]

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"I Confess! I Made a Mistake"

By: Nancy J. Glidden  Pennsylvania’s liberal rules concerning the amendment of pleadings aren’t so liberal in the context of complaints for confession of judgment. When filing a complaint in confession of judgment, if a mistake is made in calculating the amount of damages or the time period in which damages accrued, an attorney cannot rely […]

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The Advantages of Confession of Judgment Clauses in Commercial Leases

By: Christopher L. Turner In these challenging economic times, commercial landlords need to be mindful of the advantages of Confession of Judgment Clauses. These clauses permit a landlord to obtain a judgment either for money damages or for eviction against defaulting tenants without the need of a trial. Additionally, priority of the judgment is established […]

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