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July 09, 2020

Wolf Issues Exec. Order Extending Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions Through Aug. 31

Governor Tom Wolf has issued an Executive Order suspending most evictions and mortgage foreclosures through August 31, 2020. Foreclosure proceedings subject to the notice requirements of Act 6 and Act 91 cannot commence until August 31. Residential eviction proceedings requiring compliance with the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951 or the Manufactured Home Community Rights Act cannot commence until August 31.

However, the provisions of the Order apply only to matters involving the nonpayment of money as well as proceedings related to removal of a tenant who has held over beyond the expiration of a lease term. The Order does not apply to evictions based on alleged breaches of any other covenants.

In addition, the Order does not apply to the 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; to individuals who are situated in counties where the Courts are closed or have issued orders staying evictions or foreclosures through or after August 31, 2020; or to lenders or property owners who have agreed to participate in CARES Act relief available through Act 24 of 2020 administered by the PHFA. This Order suspends eviction and foreclosure notice periods for homeowners and renters when the respective lender or property owner has not agreed to participate in the CARES Act relief available through Act 24 of 2020 administered by the PHFA.

See Order for further details.

Order

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