San Francisco, CA asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey

Q: My tenant broke the lease, but the condo association won't let me re-rent the apartment. What are my landlord rights?

My condo association rules stipulate that landlords are not allowed to re-rent the apartment until the end of the lease. Under NJ law, I believe I have to make a reasonable effort to rent out the apartment, but my condo association restricts this. What can I do? I'd like to avoid going after the tenant in civil court.

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Marcel Wurms
Marcel Wurms
  • Lodi, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: It would seem to me that once the tenant broke the lease, that effectively terminated it. However, without seeing the actual lease and condo rules, I can only provide my best guess.

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