Thursday, May 24, 2018

LT - MDJ court - jurisdiction - tax sale - no LT relationship

Assouline v. Reynolds – Pa. Superior – March 9, 2018

Held:  Judgment for possession in LT action before magisterial district justice (MDJ) upheld in favor of purchaser (P) at a tax sale, in spite of lack of landlord-tenant relationship between the parties.    The court rejected homeowner’s argument that P should have brought action in ejectment rather than LT action before MDJ.


Editor’s note:  This is an awful decision, just wrong on the law, I think.