When their father died, my wife and her two siblings inherited a townhouse in northern Philadelphia. All of them lived outside of Pennsylvania so they were thinking about renting out the property.
There was however some concerns about the overall condition of the house and uncertainties about their legal responsibilities if they become landlords. So until now they have not gotten the house to what they felt was a suitable condition for renting it out.
They did however find out a couple of days ago when one of their friends visited the property that the padlocks had been changed and that there seemed to be squatters in the house.
The question I needed to ask:
What legal processes need to be followed, if any, to get squatters out of a house in Philadelphia?