For Renters

Borough Renters

Below is taken from Pottstown Borough Code:

The maximum number of persons permitted in any residential rental unit at any time shall not exceed one person per each 40 square feet of habitable floor space in said residential rental unit. The maximum number of persons permitted in the common area of any multiple unit dwelling at any time shall not exceed one person for each 15 square feet of common areas on the premises.

The occupant(s) shall dispose from their residential rental unit all rubbish, garbage and other waste in a covered trash container and separate and place for collection all recyclable materials in compliance with the trash and recycling ordinances of the Borough.

The occupant(s) shall, unless otherwise permitted by applicable law or ordinance, occupy or use the residential rental unit for no other purpose than as a residence.

The occupant(s) shall not engage in nor tolerate nor permit others on the premises to engage in any conduct declared illegal under the Pennsylvania Crimes Code or the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act

The occupant(s) shall conduct themselves and require other persons including, but not limited to, guests on the premises and within their residential rental unit with their consent, to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb the peaceful enjoyment of the premises by others and that will not disturb the peaceful enjoyment of adjacent or nearby dwellings by people occupying the same.

Renters Rights Attorneys

The Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (

Tenant Guidelines

Document: How to be a Good Tenant

Eviction Process

Good information on the eviction process: Download here.

Renters Rights

Here is a document that you can download about understanding Renters’ Rights in PA.

Rental Licenses

Borough’s Website Licensing Page.


A Good Place To Live Brochure.


Housing Equality Center of PA has many resources that could answer many possible questions Renters may have.