This answer assumes you are not married. No. She is your guest in your home. If she chooses to stay after she has worn out her welcome, you can file an action called an ejectment and here removed by a sheriff's officer.
What your landlord is asking you to do is illegal in New Jersey. He's only allowed to ask for a month and a half security. Asking for the 2 months rent at the end of the lease on top of a month and a half security is not permitted. Could you ask your landlord to put that request in writing....Read more »
I read Mister Greb's answer. While I generally agree with it, I would add that in the absence of rent control, the court will look at what is reasonable as far as an increase is concerned. The court will consider a variety of factors. How much time between the current increase in the last...Read more »
i am transferring to a bigger Unit, but they asked to sign the whole lease, put a deposit without seeing the next place. and in Case i do not like it, they will fine me, as my current place will be committed to somebody else.
is it normal to commit to a 12 months lease, without seeing it?
I received an offer letter from landlord that stated the new rent for a 12-month term, and the rent if converted to month-to-month. I asked if it was negotiable, and was told it was not. After considering the amount and my budget, I signed the offer letter and returned it. Upon receipt of the... Read more »
Your landlord is stuck. Contracts are formed upon the offer and acceptance. The landlord offered to renew your lease at the initial rental. By signing the letter you accepted his offer. The fact that he may have made a mistake in sending you the offer, doesn't change the fact that he did. Your...Read more »
My answer here is dependent upon what your lease provides. Assuming the lease is silent on renewal periods, you should give at least 3 months notice. If the rental is residential and subject to the Anti Eviction Act ( not owner occupied or in excess of three units), the lease becomes a month to...Read more »
It depends on the situation. Under New Jersey law, the landlord can't evict you if he is selling the premises, unless it's under contract and the new owner wants to use the unit for his own personal use. The landlord has to give you 2 months notice to quit. If the property is under lease,...Read more »
Yes and no. A 10% rent increase is a nonstarter. Absent rent control, where increases must stay within guidelines, the court will look at the reasonableness of the rent increase. Generally speaking, 5% is the ceiling, but this can increased by investment in the property, time since the last...Read more »
Renting house since 2013, lease expired 2014, no physical lease since (therefore month to month). received new lease today 3/30/22 for 4/1/22 effective date. Current rent is 1500/mo, new rent 1800/mo effective 6/1/22. Lease is VERY favorable to landlord who has made NO repairs or improvements in 9... Read more »
Generally speaking the LL is allowed to have a reasonable rent increase. Tyically that is not over 5%. Jurisdictions with rent control will have guide lines the LL must comply with. Any changes in the lease terms must be reasonable as well.
Depending on the nature of repairs required,...Read more »
I live in the city of newark & I am trying to find out my rights as a tenant. My landlord just sold the home I have lived in the past 7 years. The new owners are trying to raise my rent by $475/mo. I don’t believe this is legal & I told them so. I have another issue where they are trying... Read more »
The answer is yes and no. Newark is rent controlled. They are trying to raise your rent by over 30%. Unless they put in a lot of improvements, it would never pass muster at either the rent control board or in court. cuttng your amenities is just another wy to raise your rent. You are paying the...Read more »
My brother was hospitalized and his apt ceiling collapsed making the house inhabitable, bathroom was unsafe. Management notified multiple times (have pictures and emails). We continued paying rent but he could not return home. He passed away at a rehab while waiting for repairs. I have continued... Read more »
I would stop paying rent after I send a letter to the LL outlining the history. I would also preserve the prior letters. I expect you are going to have to sue the LL after he refuses to return the security deposit. In that action I would also sue for the months the apartment was uninhabitable.
Assuming the property is properly posted, you have a basis for civil (section 4:17-2) and criminal (section 2C:18-3) action against the tresspasser. I would start with filing a crminal complaint in the municipal court in the town where the property is located.
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