Renters Access Act

Renters Access Act

The Renter’s Access Act is in FULL EFFECT

Starting October 13, 2021, tenants have important new rights when applying for housing in Philadelphia. Some highlights include:

  • Landlords must inform applicants in writing when they deny an application.
  • Landlords must provide a copy of any screening report used to make their decision.
  • Landlords may no longer deny applications based on certain eviction cases.
  • Tenant’s have the right to dispute the landlord’s decision and request reconsideration.


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