Evictions For Non-Payment Temporarily Prohibited

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Western District, has issued a court order on Friday that temporarily prohibits the eviction of tenants based on non-payment of rent.

The order also extends to prohibiting eviction from exceeding the term of a lease.

The order was signed by President Judge Kim Berkeley Clark and the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

The order is effective immediately and will be effective through Aug. 31, 2020.

The Court made this ruling based on the consideration from Gov. Tom Wolf’s July 9 order regarding Staying Notice Requirements for Specified Actions Related to the Dispossession of Property.

If the eviction is based solely on non-payment of rent or on a tenant holding over or exceeding the term of the lease shall be temporarily prohibited.

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