In Pennsylvania, a month to month lease agreement is a document that coincides with state laws that provide tenancy to a renter on a monthly basis. This type of agreement is extremely flexible because it not only provides housing for a period of one month, but it renews month after month, providing an extended agreement that will last until the landlord or the tenant terminates it. These types of renters agreements are extremely beneficial for both the landlord and the tenant because of the short period of commitment. Many landlords prefer long-term leases because it means that they don’t have to worry about frequently looking for a new tenant, however, month to month leases mean that landlords can make changes with just a 30-day notice, rather than waiting until the end of a lease to make a change. For the tenant, a month to month lease means that they can remain in the unit for as long as they need it (so long as rent is paid on time and they abide by the rules of occupancy) whether that be for a few months or many years. Once the landlord or tenant is ready to terminate the lease, a written termination letter, or “Notice to Quit” must be written and submitted to the other party with a reasonable amount of time as defined by law.
Pennsylvania Month to Month Lease Laws - § 250.501
Minimum Termination Period - If tenancy has lasted less than one (1) year - 15 Days
If tenancy has lasted longer than one (1) year - 30 Days
In Pennsylvania, month to month lease agreements may be terminated with a written notice to quit. This notice must be submitted to the other party with sufficient notice as defined by the requirements of Pennsylvania law. If tenancy has lasted less than one (1) year, the landlord or tenant must provide at least a 15-Day notice of the lease termination. If tenancy has lasted longer than a year, then the notice must be submitted at least 30 days in advance.