I have answered some basic questions such as where I work and move in date. They said they would like to rent to me but want a security deposit before mailing me everything including the paperwork and the keys. I dont want to be scammed, it just seems odd to ask for payment via zelle before these... View More
Specifically, can other types of assets (i.e., equipment, other physical property, etc.) external to the residential housing unit be leased to a tenant via a binding lease agreement? Today, a tenant could lease an apartment that includes a parking space and storage unit, and usually these assets... View More
Your lease can include non-real estate items. In a residential tenancy typically these things are refrigerators, dishwashers, washer dryers, and other typical household goods. In a commercial or industrial setting and can include equipment relevant to the tasks at hand.
My property manager reached out to myself towards the end of March saying that my landlord wants a lease by June and that they wanted a rent increase in the same month, this was all through text message too. I’ve been scrambling to try and move out in this short amount of time but the lease was... View More
The property you live in the subject to the Anti-Eviction Act. Under the act the landlord must have a recognized cause to evict. There are roughly 20 different grounds in the act. The act also provides that if the lease has expired the tenant to continue to live on as a month-to-month tenant under...View More
My landlord filed for eviction. I'm currently waiting for a court date. My heat stopped working. I texted him to tell him. He said contact his attorney and never to contact him again. He then said from here on out to only contact his attorney with any questions about anything. I haven't... View More
I guess the first question is where you be evicted for? Is it nonpayment? If it is you can raise the habitability issue. To do that you need to have the money owed available to post with the clerk of court. You would raise that issue at trial. As far as lack of communication is concerned, do you...View More
I live in a 2 family house. I'm paying for electricity in the common areas on the property. My landlord is aware of this. It is not stated in my lease I'm supposed to pay for common area electricity. I do not have access to basement, only the landlord and his mother do. His mother lives... View More
I guess the first question is how long have you lived there? If what you're saying is true, and you been living there for a while, it may be worthwhile to sue your landlord for damages or overbilling you on the electricity. As part of the lawsuit your entitled to have discovery (find out from...View More
I live in a 2 family house. I have reported my landlord to the board of health several times for not providing heat. He’s been fined several times which resulted in a court hearing that he failed to appear for. I’ve reported him to the police station several times for not providing heat during... View More
No. I would suggest the failure to provide heat this time of year to constructive eviction and is illegal in New Jersey. Since there is a prior order requiring him to provide heat, I would suggest your next step is to go back to court and get an order finding him in contempt and requesting an...View More
I have a stop work order from the township because the of no permits and since is a 3 family home we need the plans to be draw from a professional architect. I want to get out if the contract and find someone else to do the work. But because the contractor has out we have a contract we need to... View More
Generally speaking, when you contract with a contractor to perform a repair on your home or other building, they agree to perform the work in a workmanlike fashion. Part of that is getting the necessary permits and plans. It appears your contractor isn't bothering.
You can withdraw your offer if it has not been accepted. You need to do it in writing either by personal delivery, or certified and first-class mail. If there is a real estate agent involved for the other party you can serve them.
The security deposit, although help by the landlord, is the property of the tenant. the LL is required to set up a seperate, interest bearing account foir the security and the income is attributable to the tenant. The financial institution will require the SSN andW-9 of the tenant to set up the...View More
I am unclear on what you mean by your question. Generally speaking, the statute of limitation on all contract actions is 6 years. Depending on when your tenant left in 2017, your coming up against the statute of limitations to sue him for the rent he owes.
You would need to file an ejectment action. Ejectment is the remedy that you use where you have someone trespassing on your property. Since your son is 33 years old, he should be out on his own. Your obligation to support him ended when he turned 18. He needs to be given formal notice that he has...View More
The buyer moved into the other unit almost a year before closing. Nothing was ever said or sent about the buyer/owner wanting to personally occupy my unit. After closing, he refused rent/sent 30 day notice to quit (because the duplex is now owner-occupied, he doesn't need good cause). The... View More
The problem you have is that under its terms the Anti-Eviction Act (AEA) does not apply to buildings which are 1) 3 units or less and 2) owner-occupied. When your new landlord moved into the building he removed your tenancy from the protections of the AEA. In that circumstance, the provisions of...View More
Due to my work requirements I have had to train and rehabilitate animals . I have notified my apartment of my intentions of purchasing a home . However, they continue to send me letters of cease . I’d there anything I can do to prevent eviction as I finish my home buying journey . I always pay on... View More
I don't understand the point of the question. While my colleague Mr. Gelb is correct, you can't make the landlord promise not to evict you, assuming that you are covered under New Jersey's anti-eviction act, you can't be evicted unless you violate 1 of 17 different restrictions....View More
My father wants to have my family (my spouse, 2 children and myself move into his home). We would sell our own home. He stated he will be adding my name to the deed. Not sure if it would be sole survivorship. In either situation, what would happen if I passed away? Would my children and spouse get... View More
The answer to your question depends on the interest that you will be getting in the new deed that your father is preparing. If the deed is a joint tenancy with the right of survivorship, then assuming you survive your father, you will get the entire property. If it is a tenancy in common, then you...View More
He moved out and I am in possession of the home but he’s still on the deed and mortgage. He only wants his half if I sell it or someone moves in. Can he legally demand half if I move someone in to help pay for the mortgage? I understand he gets half if I sell but if I need help paying and he... View More
Hello. I have an issue with my neighbor who is pushing me to remove healthy tall oak trees on my property. Neighbor is assuming that these trees are dangerous and can fall any time soon and present nuisance. I got verbal consultation from tree professional NJ licensed arborists. All of them... View More
For the time being, nothing. If you get contacted by an attorney, I would send him the reports that have evaluated the trees and then tell him not going to do a thing. If the attorney persists (which I find to be hard to believe) then you'll need to retain counsel.
Without seeing your lease, typically the landlord is required to give you 24 hours notice and schedule the work during normal business hours. Your lease may contain an exception for th the hour, although it is unlikely.
Selling a home. Both parties signed a document agreeing to sell and it was then notarized. Parties are divorced. Home is under wife’s name and mortgage as well for over 20+ years. House is pending sale and under contract. Now the ex-husband is saying he won’t sign for the sale of the home. Can... View More
The only thing I would have to add to my esteemed colleagues answer is the buyer may choose to sue for specific performance of the contract, that is have the court reporter your ex-husband to sign and transfer the property, or the buyer may sue you both for damages.
That is a yes and no. To the extent that the home is used as the marital residence, your spouse will have some interest in it. It is not used as the marital home it may be considered separate property and he will have no interest in it.
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