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happyslug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-24-04 05:07 PM
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13. Don't Bet on it
I have seen many a landlord use "Self-help" eviction and "distress for Non-payment of rent". In Pennsylvania our Courts have NEVER Struck down the right of a Landlord to evict a Tenant by locking the Tenant out (Though the Courts have held the landlord liable when the Landlord has done so). As to "Distress" that is still on the Statute Books even through our courts have ruled it Un-constitutional. The landlord locking a Tenant out and taking his or her property has NEVER been criminal in Pennsylvania (and most other States).

This was a problem during WWII, the States had permitted such self help actions for decades and were leaving Landlords do it to serviceman's wives (causing all types of problems for the Military). Thus the Solders and Sailors Relief act contained a provision making it a Federal CRIME for a landlord to evict a tenant other than through Court Action.
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  -Landlord arrested for seizing soldier's property rainbow4321  Dec-24-04 04:23 PM   #0 
  - Tis the season for repuclican seizure and foreclosure.  Vidar   Dec-24-04 04:26 PM   #1 
  - Betcha the manager is a republican  Itchinjim   Dec-24-04 04:27 PM   #2 
  - Military or not  Pithlet   Dec-24-04 04:31 PM   #3 
  - Didn't you get the memo?  NYC Liberal   Dec-24-04 04:32 PM   #4 
  - And so has the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act  jmowreader   Dec-24-04 04:35 PM   #5 
     - actually  qazplm   Dec-24-04 04:44 PM   #8 
        - But they really defanged it in other areas  jmowreader   Dec-24-04 05:01 PM   #12 
  - That depends on where you are  proud2Blib   Dec-24-04 04:36 PM   #6 
  - That's not what happened.  Pithlet   Dec-24-04 06:27 PM   #16 
     - I'm manage apartments in California  ariesgem   Dec-24-04 08:07 PM   #21 
     - But he didn't abandon the apartment  Pithlet   Dec-24-04 09:55 PM   #24 
        - He didn't abandon the apt, the guy was evicted for non-payment of rent.  ariesgem   Dec-25-04 03:02 AM   #29 
           - It doesn't say that in the article  Pithlet   Dec-25-04 03:46 PM   #32 
     - I guess I had the impression  proud2Blib   Dec-25-04 03:31 PM   #31 
  - Don't Bet on it  happyslug   Dec-24-04 05:07 PM   #13 
     - That is not true.  Pithlet   Dec-24-04 06:34 PM   #17 
        - Do you practice Landlord Tenant law???  happyslug   Dec-24-04 08:17 PM   #22 
           - Everything I have looked up (! ! !)  Pithlet   Dec-24-04 09:50 PM   #23 
           - before you shout "do you practice"  kgfnally   Dec-25-04 12:42 AM   #27 
              - I agree  happyslug   Dec-25-04 07:44 PM   #33 
  - Sorry, this ain't legal in Texas, even for non-soldiers:  mbperrin   Dec-24-04 04:36 PM   #7 
  - to my knowledge, it's not legal anywhere . . .  OneBlueSky   Dec-24-04 04:48 PM   #9 
  - Shame on these people! I remember in my grandpa's day...  Maat   Dec-24-04 04:55 PM   #10 
  - I am enrolled in paralegal studies  TheCentepedeShoes   Dec-24-04 06:17 PM   #15 
  - and then the soldier has to follow the law, too  harpboy_ak   Dec-24-04 07:06 PM   #18 
  - I think there's a step in here we missed. Once they serve the tenant with  zann725   Dec-24-04 11:07 PM   #26 
  - I like the Defense, the landlord had not been told.  happyslug   Dec-24-04 04:55 PM   #11 
  - Go to war with the money you have, not the money you would like to have.  jody   Dec-24-04 05:18 PM   #14 
  - ROFLMAO!  pfitz59   Dec-24-04 07:20 PM   #19 
  - Are people ruthless or what? I'm sure the G.I. told this scum sucking  0007   Dec-24-04 07:56 PM   #20 
  - Such a lovely woman. Maybe we should give her a call?  Dem2theMax   Dec-24-04 10:19 PM   #25 
  - Its good to see that the law works sometimes....  Jack_DeLeon   Dec-25-04 01:59 AM   #28 
  - For once I agree with the law-and-order types  wryter2000   Dec-25-04 12:31 PM   #30 

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