Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pennsylvania wage attachment for landlords

Over the past 15 years, Pennsylvania has gradually developed procedures to allow a landlord to attach the wages of a tenant that has failed to pay rent or has damaged the property. These procedures are not generally known, but they can be effective on occassion.

I will provide more detail in future posts, but the basic points to remember are as follows:
  • Know where your tenant works, including the name of the company and the address;
  • Do not ask the District Justice who is holding your eviction hearing, "How do I attach the tenant's wages?" They do not give legal advice and the wage attachment process is not part of the District Justice's duties.

If you remember these points, you should be able to receive payment through wage attachment in many cases.

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