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Unlocking Philadelphia's Residential Leasing Requirements: What You Need to Know

Are you a landlord in Philadelphia navigating the labyrinth of leasing regulations? Wondering what documents are now mandatory in your lease package? Look no further! We've got you covered with the latest requirements straight from the City of Brotherly Love.

**Question: What are the current requirements for documents to be included in the lease package?**


Here's the lowdown on what the City of Philadelphia mandates for all residential real estate leasing:

1. **Rent Suitability Certificate**: Ensure your property meets the city's standards for habitability.

2. **Partners for Good Housing Certificate or Booklet**: A crucial piece to demonstrate your commitment to quality housing.

3. **Lead Certificate**: Proof that lead certificates were sent to the tenant (no signature required).

4. **Current Rental License**: Keep your paperwork up-to-date to avoid any legal entanglements.

5. **Lease**: The backbone of any tenancy agreement, make sure it's comprehensive and compliant.

But wait, there's more! In addition to these essentials, you'll also need to include:

- **Bed Bug Certification (Signed) & Brochure**: A new requirement aimed at protecting both landlords and tenants.

And for those sticky situations where tenants aren't playing ball, fret not! We've got a workaround. If you're facing an uncooperative tenant and struggling to conduct a lead test, we've identified a process for obtaining an "exemption" accepted by the Public Health Department. This exemption will allow you to renew your rental license without the lead test hassle.

**Visual Aid and Compliance Resources:**

For a visual breakdown of these requirements and easy access to compliance resources, head over to our website through this link: [Lead Testing Services Philadelphia](

Stay ahead of the curve and ensure your leasing process is seamless and compliant with Philadelphia's regulations. Don't let paperwork woes derail your rental business—let's navigate this together!

Got questions or need assistance? Reach out to us, your trusted partners in Philadelphia's real estate landscape.

Here's to smooth sailing and successful leasing ventures in the City of Brotherly Love!