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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