In the present day, the Philadelphia Municipal Court docket issued an Administrative Order suspending Landlord Tenant circumstances which might be at present scheduled for a listening to earlier than the Municipal Court docket between July 6, 2020 and September 2, 2020 till additional order of the Court docket. Governor Wolf’s Might 7, 2020 Government Order beforehand prolonged the moratorium on sure evictions and foreclosures from Might 11, 2020 to July 10, 2020.
The Philadelphia Court docket will nonetheless settle for new landlord tenant case filings starting on July 10, 2020. Nevertheless, newly filed circumstances is not going to be scheduled for listening to till an order is issued allowing such hearings. The Court docket has additionally put the issuance and repair of writs of possession and of possession and alias writs of possession till additional discover from the Court docket.
Whereas litigants will nonetheless be permitted to file new circumstances on July 10, 2020, the Municipal Court docket has hindered landlords’ capability to regain possession of their properties indefinitely at this level. Because the protections in Governor Wolf’s Government Order come nearer to an finish, we might even see extra courts issuing comparable orders.
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