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§ 5530. Twenty-one year limitation

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 42 Pa.C.S.A. Judiciary and Judicial ProcedureEffective: June 19, 2019

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 42 Pa.C.S.A. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part VI. Actions, Proceedings and Other Matters Generally
Chapter 55. Limitation of Time (Refs & Annos)
Subchapter B. Civil Actions and Proceedings (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 19, 2019
42 Pa.C.S.A. § 5530
§ 5530. Twenty-one year limitation
(a) General rule.--The following actions and proceedings must be commenced within 21 years:
(1) Except as provided in section 5527.1 (relating to ten year limitation), an action for the possession of real property.
(2) An action for the payment of any ground rent, annuity or other charge upon real property, or any part or portion thereof. If this paragraph shall operate to bar any payment of such a rent, annuity or charge, the rent, annuity or charge to which the payment relates shall be extinguished and no further action may be commenced with respect to subsequent payments.
(3) Deleted by 2006, May 4, P.L. 112, No. 34, § 3, effective in 120 days [Sept. 1, 2006].
(b) Entry upon land.--No entry upon real property shall toll the running of the period of limitation specified in subsection (a)(1), unless a possessory action shall be commenced therefor within one year after entry. Such an entry and commencement of a possessory action, without recovery therein, shall not toll the running of such period of limitation in respect of another possessory action, unless such other possessory action is commenced within one year after the termination of the first.


1976, July 9, P.L. 586, No. 142, § 2, effective June 27, 1978. Amended 2006, May 4, P.L. 112, No. 34, § 3, effective in 120 days [Sept. 1, 2006]; 2018, June 19, P.L. 223, No. 34, § 2, effective in 1 year [June 19, 2019].
42 Pa.C.S.A. § 5530, PA ST 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 5530
Current through 2021 Regular Session Act 90. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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