This handbook is intended to give you an overview of Landlord Tenant Law. It is only a guidebook. It is sometimes difficult to understand it because it is written with many legal and technical words. Some of the words are defined at the end of the booklet. If you should have specific problems or want further information, you should contact an attorney.
Many tenants want to know about forming tenant organizations. Tenant organization can provide information about the rights and duties of tenants. Sometimes the organizations can also help individual tenants with problems.
If you live in public housing, your project members can form a tenant organization and be funded by the housing authority. Tenants in private housing can form organizations in a building, an apartment complex, or with other interested people.
It you need assistance in forming an organization or want further information about the value of tenant organizations, contact the Harrisburg Fair Housing Council, 1228 Bailey Street Harrisburg, Pa. 17102, phone 238-9540
Because the law is constantly changing, the information In this booklet may not always be up-to-date and correct. It is a good idea to check with a lawyer it you have a specific question. Legal services are available for persons who cannot afford an attorney at: Central Pennsylvania Legal Services, 213-A North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, phone - 232-0581.