Pennsylvania Real Estate Lawsource® (includes book + digital download)

Bisel Publishing


2023 Edition

1 Volume, Soft-bound

Includes book + digital download (link provided at checkout)

Published: January, 2023 (2023 Edition)
(Previous Editions: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016-22)
Most recent supplement/update: N/A
ISBN: 0-9755281-2-2

All the Pennsylvania Real Estate Statutes, Rules and Regulations You Need in One Compact, Soft-Cover 1400-page Book and Digital Download!

- Brokers, Agreements and Settlements including: Licensing and Registration Act, Home Inspection Law, Seller Disclosure Law, Installment Land Contract Law   

- Deeds including: Recorder of Deeds, Law of Deeds and Conveyances, Recordable Documents

- Mortgages and Other Liens including: Consumer Credit Cost Disclosure, Housing Finance Agency Law, Mechanics’ Lien Law, Mortgage Satisfaction, Priority of Liens, Private Transfer Fee Obligation Act 

- Hazard, Title and Mortgage Insurance including: Title Insurance Companies, Mortgage Property Insurance Coverage Act  

- Zoning, Planning and Government Regulation including: Municipalities Planning Code, Eminent Domain Code, Crimes and Offenses, PA Human Relations Act, Blight, Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act, Neighborhood Blight Reclamation and Revitalization Act 

- Real Estate Taxation including: Transfer Tax Authorization, Real Estate Tax Sales Law, Municipal Claims and Tax Liens, Property Tax Rebates and Abatements

- Real Estate Litigation including Statutes of Limitation, Claim by Adverse Possession

- Landlord and Tenant including Landlord and Tenant Act, Philadelphia Municipal Court Rules of Civil Practice, Rules of Civil Procedure for Magisterial District Judges

- Condominiums, Cooperatives, and Manufactured Housing including Uniform Condominium Act, Manufactured Home Community Rights Act

Real Estate Law in Pennsylvania is interspersed across scores of statutes. Lawyers and other professionals involved in real estate transactions or litigation must delve into dozens of titles and codes. Concise arrangement of the myriad enactments impacting real property law has been long needed, but until now unavailable.

Bisel's Pennsylvania Real Estate Lawsource® now compactly compiles within a single 1100-page soft-cover volume all of the laws and statutes required by the real property practitioner, with the entirety of Pennsylvania real property law redacted in a unique and practical arrangement. The division of this Lawsource® into nine coordinated topic areas, containing over seventy chapters and subchapters, will provide the legal practitioner with easy access to the widely scattered statutes governing real estate, in a semblance of order lacking in the official enactments. A compilation of the various edicts imposing criminal responsibility reveal an astonishing fourteen provisions sprinkled throughout the laws of Pennsylvania imposing criminal penalties for real estate misbehavior. The civil statutes and codes are collected and catalogued, for the first time in a sensible array.

This Lawsource® presents Real Estate Law, from that ancient Statute of Frauds to the utterly modern Uniform Acts governing Cooperatives and Condominiums. Amendments to the numerous laws governing real estate have been unceasingly enacted in every year and century since the founding of the Commonwealth. Bisel's Pennsylvania Real Estate Lawsource® will be an integral asset in the arsenal of every professional who practices in the vast arena of Real Property Law.


Part I.
Real Estate Brokers, Agreements, and Settlements
1. Statute of Frauds
2. Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act
3. Commercial Real Estate Broker Lien Act
4. Federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures
5. Residential Real Estate Transfers Law
6. Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law
7. Home Inspection Law
8. Installment Land Contract Law
9. Notice of Zoning and Code Violations
10. Notice of Bulk Sales, Reports, Taxes
11. Hazardous Waste Disclosure
12. Unavailable Community Sewage Disclosure Requirement
13. Mines and Mining Removal of Surface Support
14. Air Space

Part II.
15. Tenants in Common
16. Joint Tenants
17. Law of Deeds and Conveyances
18. Recorders of Deeds
19. Recordable Documents
20. Real Estate Registries
21. Uniform Parcel Identifier Law
22. Uniform Acknowledgment Act

Part III.
Mortgages and Other Liens
23. Law of Mortgages Generally
24. Maximum Interest Rates: "Act 6"
25. Consumer Credit Cost Disclosure
26. Housing Finance Agency Law
27. Mortgage Loan Industry Licensing and Consumer Protection
27A. Private Transfer of Fee of Obligation Act
28. Mortgage Bankers and Brokers and Consumer Equity Protection Act
29. Mortgage Satisfaction
30. Residential Real Estate Transactions
31. Mortgage Bankers and Brokers and Consumer Equity Protection—Continuing Education
32. Real Estate Appraisers Certification Act
33. Priority of Liens
34. Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963
35. Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act

Part IV.
Hazard and Title Insurance
36. Title Insurance Companies
37. Notice Requirements of Property and Casualty Insurers
38. Insurance Adjusters
39. The Pennsylvania Fair Plan Act
40. Mortgage Property Insurance Coverage Act

Part V.
Zoning, Planning, and Government Regulation
41. Municipalities Planning Code
41.1 Development Permit Extension Act
42. Eminent Domain Code
43. Municipal Code and Ordinance Compliance
44. Crimes and Offenses
45. Divorce and Domestic Violence Property Rights
46. Nuisances and Recreational Use of Land
47. Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
48. Blight
48.1. Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act
48.2. Neighborhood Blight Reclamation and Revitalization Act
48A. Land Banks

Part VI.
Real Estate Taxation
49. Transfer Tax Authorization
50. General County Assessment Law
51. Assessors Certification Act
52. Municipal Claims and Tax Liens
53. Real Estate Tax Sale Law
54. Property Tax Rebates and Abatements
55. Revitalization Exemptions from Taxation
56. Internal Revenue Code § 1031 Exchange

Part VII.
Real Estate Litigation
57. Selected Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure Applying to Real Estate
58. Statutes of Limitation
59. Claim by Adverse Possession
60. Attachment of Property Prior to Judgment
61. Declaratory Relief
62. Pennsylvania Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
63. Deficiency Judgments

Part VIII.
Landlord and Tenant
64. Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951
65. Philadelphia Municipal Court Rules of Civil Practice
66. Rules of Civil Procedure for Magisterial District Judges
67. Attachment of Wages, Salary and Commissions under Section 8127(a)(3.1) of the Judicial Code (Landlord/Tenant)

Part IX.
Condominiums, Cooperatives, Manufactured Housing
68. Uniform Condominium Act
69. Real Estate Cooperative Act
70. Uniform Planned Community Act
71. Manufactured Housing
72. Mobile Home Park Rights Act