According to the White House’s Tenant Bill of Rights, clear and fair leases provide the foundation for the landlord-tenant relationship. The Philadelphia Fair Lease Project promotes healthy tenancies by providing a short, fair, legal and free model lease.
Many leases in Philadelphia are based off generic templates. Compared to free online options, the Philadelphia Fair Lease is fully legal and was customized for Philadelphia’s laws.
Created at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, the Philadelphia Fair Lease helps landlords and tenants by using simple, fully enforceable terms. It is a model lease template, built for Philadelphia’s landlords and tenants, which is easy to understand and amend and is downloadable for free. And this site hosts essential resources for tenants and landlords alike, from required disclosures, to information about what to do if you get in a dispute.