Media Landlord Tenant Attorney Elaborates on Being Sued for Unpaid Rent
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I am being sued by my landlord for unpaid rent. Can I use my security deposit towards the judgment if the property doesn’t have damages?
As an experienced Media Landlord Tenant Attorney, I often speak to clients in regards to this matter. In Pennsylvania, a landlord may refuse to return a security deposit for nonpayment of rent or for breach of any other condition in the lease by the tenant. Your security deposit may be credited towards your unpaid rent, though it will most likely be credited towards any claimed damage to the property. If there are damages, your landlord has to provide you with a written list of those damages within 30 days of termination of the lease.
Are you being sued for unpaid rent? If so, contact the experienced Media Landlord Tenant Attorney Paul Fellman.