Month-to-month leases are regulated by Pennsylvania landlord-tenant laws. These state laws are located in Title 68, Real and Personal Property, Part II Real Property. Landlords may not charge more than two months’ rent for a security deposit according to §250.511a. Within 30 days of lease termination and the tenant decides to move out, the landlord must return the security deposit. The landlord may deduct certain expenses from the security deposit. The landlord must provide an itemized statement of deductions regarding the rental real estate from the security deposit.
Landlords and property managers should make it a point to understand the state laws related to rental property and residential lease agreements. Seeking legal advice to understand month-to-month tenancy can help you better understand your rights as well as the rights of the renter. It can also help ensure that you understand what you need to do in regards to tenant's rights according to federal law.
Lease termination occurs at the end of the lease. According to §250.501, the notice period for lease termination of a month-to-month rental agreement is 15 days if the tenancy has lasted for less than one year. If the tenancy has lasted for more than a year, the written notice must include 30 days’ notice.