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Case Type Landlord-Tenant Skills Developed Client Interviewing/Courtroom Experience/Negotiation

Case #20-0044857


Client seeks assistance at an eviction hearing, to be rescheduled, in Municipal Court – Room 3. Client had a Fair Housing Commission (FHC) hearing on March 3, 2020 and an order was issued. The FHC found that the landlord owes the tenant based on the habitability issues and should return the security deposit according to PA law. Municipal Court and Fair Housing have concurrent jurisdiction and there is an understanding that Municipal Court will follow FHC orders. Prior to the order being issued, there were multiple habitability issues in the property and client’s co-tenant father has made the landlord aware of the repair issues and had paid out of pocket to fix some. The client will be out of the property within a week of the completion of the hearing. Complaint listed January 2020 rent, late fees, water bill, repair costs, attorney’s fees and court costs along with ongoing rent. Landlord is represented by Howard Ford, Esq.