Matawan, NJ asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: If a landlord said "don't make me evil" to a tenant could that be considered a threat?

I contacted my landlord about a plumbing issue in which he responded "I'm not a plumber. You break, you fix." I said "I didn't clog the toilet, there's been plumbing problems throughout the entire apartment and that the lease states otherwise." He responded with "The lease also says you have to pay before 5th every month!!! What is the day today???? please don't make me evil!!!!" I then proceeded not once but twice to ask him what he meant by "make him evil" and that I considered it as a threat. He did nothing to reassure me that it was not a threat and just responded the next day that a plumber was coming, only due to an upstairs tenant calling him with her plumbing issues.

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

A: It all depends whether or not that is an improvement of his general demeanor!

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