Question

can a landlord evict a tenant just so they can move back into their own home?

I've been told a landlord can evict a tenant just so the own can move back into their home. Is this true? Property is in Pennsylvania.
Any idea what the law is that supports the landlord??? I can't find the statute online. The tenant is fighting the eviction and I'm unemployed and just want to go home! And yes, I will be moving back in after this is all over. What if there is a valid (legal) lease still in effect?

4 years ago - 8 answers

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Yes, even if there is a lease. There are no homeless property owners.

4 years ago

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The question is - is there a lease and for how long. The tenant has a legal right to occupy the premises until the lease expires. At that point, the lease becomes month-to-month and no reason is needed to terminate the lease at any time as long as proper notice is provided.

by Steve D - 4 years ago

Yes, unless the lease agreement says otherwise.

by ಠ_ಠ - 4 years ago

Unless the lease stipulates otherwise, a homeowner may evict a tenant to move back into their own home. Give 30 days written notice of lease termination specifying that you need to resume occupancy of your own property. They should move out within the 30 days. If not, then proceed to evict. If the tenant is on a month-to-month rental agreement, again give 30 days written notice, and they have to leave, whatever the reason for termination of the tenancy agreement.

Otherwise, you have to prove that the tenant violated terms of the lease agreement, and it can get tied up in housing court. So specify you need to return to live in your own property.

BTW, you, the owner, must move back into your house. You cannot have some other "relative" move in without complications, like it being contested in court.

by ibu guru - 4 years ago

The facts are a little bite vague

It sounds like you have a fixed term lease still in effect for a period of months but based upon your current employment situation are looking to move back into your home

In regard to eviction, Have you actually filed in court? if so under what statute in PA?

If the tenant is not paying rent then it should be easy to remove the tenant regardless to your reason to move in

If the tenant is up to date on rent and you are looking to terminate the lease this is a different animal

first Does PA allow this? Not many states even have a statute allowing it, then even if PA allows did you follow your state laws to properly end the lease? if no then you can not move for eviction

Note notice can be any where from 60 to 90 days on a year lease

by goz1111 - 4 years ago

Not if the tenant has a lease. If they do, they should be asking the LL to pay for them to move.

by the kid - 4 years ago

the landlord or owner does have the right to evict the tenants if he is going to move back into the home himself. He should also consider the tenants and give them sufficient notice to vacate the home. The same notice would be required for valid or legal lease, such as 3 months notice.

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by Dorothy B - 4 years ago

Yes they can. All they need to give you is a 30 day notice

by Classy Granny - 4 years ago