General Landlording & Rental Properties

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Andrew Loaicono
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Massachusetts vs. Pennsylvania Landlording

Posted May 14 2022, 13:10

My brother and I currently own several rental properties in western Massachusetts.

We recently found out the hard way that the laws there are heavily skewed in favor of tenants (we're still trying to evict a non-paying one, after 7 months), despite reading that Massachusetts is middle-of-the-road in regards to landlord/tenant disputes before buying.

Are the laws in Pennsylvania more landlord-friendly, or at least more fair, than in Massachusetts?

We're thinking of diversifying our portfolio by selling a couple of properties in Massachusetts and buying in Pennsylvania.

Is it worth the trouble to make this move?

FYI: We are looking to buy in a smallish town in Pennsylvania (8,000-20,000 inhabitants), east of Harrisburg/Susquehanna river, as we live in Brooklyn, NY.

Thanks

Allentown, Pennsylvania

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