Asbury Park, NJ asked in Constitutional Law, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for New Jersey

Q: Since i wont date my landlord he has put my house for sale I pay my rent on time, what can I do?

I have been living there for five years,each of those years I've had to deal with him popping up and bringing me gifts,showing up walking around the windows,and just walking in saying he had to drop something off.I have always laughed him off, told him I did not feel comfortable but he didn't stop.During the pandemic,he wanted to come over, I told him NO several times, he threatened to sell the property.Even though my sons and I had began looking for a place. The landlord has ramped up his search for a buyer with a realtor constantly harassing me,in October, however it is November and Covid is rising I have Asthma, and my landlord says don't worry Covid was made up to scare people, and that it does not really exist.He is constantly coming here without wearing a mask.

1 Lawyer Answer
Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: There are two issues raised in your question.

The first is the Landlord coming into your apartment uninvited and harassing you generally. Wheteher you have a written or oral lease you are entitled to quiet enjoyment. The landlord is breaching this provision of the lease.As such, you may seek court intervention to keep the landlord from embarrassing you.

The second issue is the what happens if the building is sold. Whoever buys the building takes title subject to existing leases. The terms of the current lease will continue to control irrespective of the owner of the building.

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