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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: My grandma is 76 and having trouble with her pipes and her landlord refuses to fix them he said because of something in

The lease , she older and don’t understand and I myself don’t either I just need help

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answered on Feb 8, 2023

Whether the landlord or tenant is responsible for repairs depends upon what the lease provides and whether the problem is within the residence (apartment) walls or in a common area.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Where does one go to research how many Evictions a complex has filed in Toms River.

The complex (a hud assisted building) I live at keeps telling people that they are going to evict them if they don't follow the rules(110 people). The main problem is they say it but never follow though in my 6 years here not 1 normal person has been evicted, just a drug dealer who was selling... Read more »

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answered on Feb 6, 2023

Go to https://www.njcourts.gov/. Then follow the links.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and International Law for New Jersey on
Q: I have a friend in Guyana, who wants me to open account here in the USA for inheritance money. I have a bad feeling.
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answered on Feb 6, 2023

Your posting fails to pose a question of law. In the interim, I suggest you speak to a CPA.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: Proper FORM, to deposit 10% of real estate (a home) property, in Puerto Rico, for a non resident.

My mother deposited 10% of the sale monies for her property in Puerto Rico. The real estate agent and accompanying attorney couldn't get information from Haciendas in PR. The money has been held by Hacienda for over a year - what is the correct form that should have been used for this deposit... Read more »

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answered on Feb 6, 2023

Speak to an attorney who is a member of the Puerto Rican Bar Association. It would a plus if the attorney were also a member of the NJ bar.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Hello I was living with my mother in a section 8 senior citizens housing and she recently passed away

I'm a senior citizen on low income (ss) can the landlord force their way in and remove me and my personal belongings

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answered on Feb 5, 2023

There must have been some sort of Court proceedings. Self help by Landlords is not permitted in NJ. It is important that you speak to an attorney. Call Legal Aid in your county for assistance.

3 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Probate for New Jersey on
Q: Grandmother had a reverse mortgage on her house.  She passed away.  House is on Sheriff's Sale list.  What can be done?

Grandmother's property is in Camden County, NJ. Mortgage company entered a complaint in April 2022 that went unanswered because notification was NOT sent to the executor of the estate. Property is now in foreclosure scheduled for Sheriff's sale this week. The complaint, request for... Read more »

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answered on Feb 5, 2023

It is very important that you immediately speak to an attorney to take the appropriate action to protect your interests. From your description from the matter, it appears that there may have been serious procedural errors committed.

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for New Jersey on
Q: Does a Last Will and Testament with a trust signed before marriage valid after my marriage in NJ?

What would happen to a house in only my name or my life insurance in this case if something should happen to me? How can I revoke this Will simply now that I am married and many things have since changed with my estate executor listed in the Will?

What if I pass before I have a chance to... Read more »

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answered on Feb 5, 2023

The will that you signed is valid. However you may change the terms by executing a codicil setting forth new terms. A better choice would be to void the old will and executing a new will which would include whatever changes you wish.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Can I be evicted for not getting my apartment exterminated.
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answered on Feb 4, 2023

This depends on the terms of your lease. Does it include a provision as to the responsible party. In any event, there is no self help in NJ. Eviction proceedings must adhere to the statutory requirements and a court hearing.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: In New Jersey, can I send a lease termination letter to my month to month tenant simply because I want to sell?

Tenant had been on a one year lease about four years ago, we never renewed or offered renewal and so I believe she is now "month to month" essentially. In New Jersey, can we simply send her a lease termination letter with proper notice? Or do we need "good cause" to do so? We... Read more »

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answered on Feb 1, 2023

Yee, you may send such a letter. Be sure that it is given prior to the commencement of the Next month's term. Further it should provide a minimum of 30 days notice to vacate.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: If the court approves my landlords warrant for removal can I pay my debt before the move in date and still remain?

I meant the move out date. I applied for relief and only got a week extension I plan on borrowing against my trust for the remainder of eBay I owe but I want to make sure that if I do it before the move out day can I remain in the dwelling.

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answered on Jan 31, 2023

Yes but within a very limited period of time.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: We just got the notice that we are being evicted and have to be out in 3 days. My wife is going through chemotherapy and

Radiation. We were going to ask the judge for more time.

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answered on Jan 31, 2023

Your question fails to state whether the notice was a letter from the landlord or an ntice from the Court after a court earing was scheduled. If a letter from the landlord with no notice from the Court, you do not have to move, NJ Courts do not recognize self help. The Landlord must follow the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Looking for landlord tenant attorney who can represent me in chansery court in Essex County nj

I need help with lawsuit for money in chancery anybody can represent me. In Essex County NJ

I am getting surd by ex landlord becuase he could not sell house

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answered on Jan 30, 2023

Chancery Court in NJ does not hear suit concerning money. It is a Court of Equity. Suits for damages are heard in Law Division. Depending on the amount in controversy, suits for money damages are in small claim, special civil part, or superior court.

2 Answers | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: I had a fire back on September 11. Got a contractor to do the work. The problem is that they never took the permits.

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... Read more »

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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 25, 2023

You will need to do what is necessary to obtain a building permit. You may an opportunity to file suit against the first contractor under the for violation of the Consumer Protection Law for home improvements. Speak to an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: I wrote my landlord in New Jersey regarding removal of cameras or escrow account.

I informed my landlord that if she doesn’t remove the cameras that her tenant friend, whom I have police reports on for harassment, installed in the hallway pointed at my doors I will open an escrow account and deposit rent on time until they are removed. Her response is that I need to show her... Read more »

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answered on Jan 25, 2023

Open the escrow account, pay your tent timely, send copy of deposit receipt to landlord. There is no self help permitted in NJ for evictions by a landlord. Statutory proceeds must be followed. A court appearance would be required, You will have an opportunity to explain the situation to a judge.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can an offer to purchase a house be withdrawn before seller has made a decision?
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 25, 2023

Yes provided it is in writing.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Q: The ex-husband was ordered to pay the mortgage until the house is sold. He hasn't paid the mortgage and got the property

The ex-husband was ordered to pay the mortgage until the house is sold. He hasn't paid the mortgage and got the property into foreclosure. The mortgage is solely in his name. The wife owes half of the equity. Ex-husband owes ex-wife more monies than his equity is. Every time she gets the... Read more »

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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 25, 2023

You may file a motion seeking to compel your ex-husband to comply with the terms of the judgment of divorce. You may also have a claim for partition. It would be in your best interest to retain an attorney who is experienced in family law/matrimonial matters to discuss what remedies are best for... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Upon ternation of the lease and tenant being given the letter billing a. How many days does tenant does have to respond

Apartment in Pennsauken NJ

What law applies

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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 25, 2023

The question posed does not give enough information in order to give a cogent

response.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: Agreed Upon Cost is over MSRP. How is it possible ?

I leased a car with MSRP=35310; Down:8000; Monthly: 375*18(month);tax_etc=2107 Residual:29300. After signing the lease I realized that Agreed cost is showing as 40014 which I don't think I agreed. I am feeling like I have been cheated. Is there a way to revert the lease and get my money back ?... Read more »

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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 23, 2023

MSRP is merely a suggestion, the dealer can charge any price. Your deal was for a set monthly payment to which you agreed. That monthly payment will not change. Enjoy your new car.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for New Jersey on
Q: Hi, we just had a will drawn up. It was signed by us, 2 witnesses, and our NJ attorney. The attorney said we don't

need a separate Notary or seal because in NJ he is considered a Notary and his signature is enough. My research supports this but also seems to indicate we should get it additionally notarized. Please advise. Thank you.

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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 23, 2023

See my answer to your previous question.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for New Jersey on
Q: Should a NJ will have a notary seal in addition to NJ lawyer and 2 witness signatures?
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answered on Jan 23, 2023

If it is a self proving will which is being acknowledged by a notary public then in that event a seal should be affixed. If the will is acknowledged by a NJ attorney, only the attorney's signature is required.

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