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Pennsylvania governor issues order staying certain foreclosure and eviction actions

State Issues Covid-19 Pennsylvania Foreclosure Evictions Mortgages

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On July 9, the Pennsylvania governor issued an order staying requirements for certain actions related to the dispossession of property. The order stays notice requirements under Act 6 and Act 91 for the initiation of foreclosure actions between July 10 and August 31. The order also stays notice requirements under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951 and the Manufactured Home Community Rights Act for the same period. These suspensions only apply to matters involving nonpayment and proceedings related to the removal of tenants who have held over or exceeded the term of the lease, and do not apply to requirements relating to evictions for other breaches. Further, the order does not apply in certain instances set forth therein, including for federally-backed loans for which the moratorium on foreclosures and evictions has been extended until August 31, 2020, by the VA, USDA, FHA, and FHFA.

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