My landlord is taking me to court for nonpayment of rent which I’m prepared to pay yet she is including $600 of late fees from some previous months. The paperwork for eviction says they must be listed in the lease agreement as “additional rent”, which it’s not. Just listed as “late fee”.
If I rent it to someone and down the road he/she will stop paying rent as agreed upon. Can I sue the tenant in a court of law? A friend of mine told me that the court is prohibited from helping me since it will appear as if the court is aiding me to continue to break the law since I am not allowed... Read more »
Both the inheriting person and the tenant have rights. If the apartment is not being rented at market rent, there is good possibility you be able to evict your sibling. If you are planning to occupy the space, you have additional rights.
Some agreements may not be enforceable. You really...Read more »
If you are living in a legal apartment, then you may be entitled to reallocation fees. In the state of New Jersey reallocation fees are your monthly rent times 6. I highly recommend you consult with an attorney trained in the area of landlord tenant. My office offers a free no obligation...Read more »
I manage a multi-unit property in NJ and we have a tenant (contractor, a corporation) who rents a storage garage on the property. Landlord is an LLC owned by a family member. There was a commercial lease that ran for one year and expired in May 2019. Tenant did not renew, landlord continued... Read more »
You will need an attorney to help you file a summary dispossession complaint in the Special Civil Part - Landlord /Tenant section - in the county in which the premises are located. This is the proper legal way to remove the current the tenant without resorting to self help.
I would not get a realtor to help you draft a good lease for your new rental property. It is in my opinion that you consult with a qualified attorney whom has experience with Landlord-Tenant issues, so they may draft you a lease that is good for your needs! Best of luck!
My daughter had been staying with me and and hot into an argument with my boyfriend she called the police. She left, but after a few months she has had to come back. My boyfriend and landlord has said she's not welcome her and cannot come back since she called the police. Can he do 6
If you have a written lease, it can control how many people can live within the unit. If there is no written lease, it is possible that the landlord cannot seek to restrict your daughter. I cannot speak to whether your boyfriend can restrict this as it would not be typical for him to have any...Read more »
Yes you can take your landlord to court for his lack of returning a security deposit. If you can contesting the fact of damages to your apartment, that is something for a judge to decide. The standard for damages in an apartment is "damages beyond reasonable wear and tear". It sounds as if your...Read more »
My roommate doesn't want to pay utilities she owes me for June and July. I am on the lease (she is not) however we had an agreement (via text and oral) that we would keep the apartment for another year until the end of August. We also agreed to split utilities 3 ways (me, her and another roommate).... Read more »
If you have proof of your agreement with respect to the utilities, you can take your roommate to court for the amount that she owes. If the amount if insignificant, then it is up to you to conduct a cost-benefit analysis on whether it is worth it for you to hire and attorney and pay the court fees...Read more »
My landlord gave us a cease letter approximately three weeks ago we paid him some money to bring down our debt and now he’s trying to say that because they gave us the cease letter he can evict us whenever he wants is this true
That is not true. Your landlord cannot evict you without first bringing you to court on a summons and complaint for non-payment of rent. At the day of court which is the trial date, your back due rent amount is due.If you are unable to pay the whole amount, your landlord has the option of entering...Read more »
I have already sent him a Notice to Cease 2/12/19 & a Notice of Non-Renewal on 8/16/19. I am concerned that if i send him a 30 Day Notice to Quit the whole process will take an additional month and a half to remove him from the property.
For a non-payment of rent issue, you do not have to wait. The state of New Jersey does not require legal notice or an allotted time period of waiting prior to filing a summons and complaint with the NJ Courts for Non-Payment of rent. If your...Read more »
You do not have to wait. The state of New Jersey does not require legal notice or an allotted time period of waiting prior to filing a summons and complaint with the NJ Courts for Non-Payment of rent. My firm offers a free in office consultation for your case. Feel free to contact me at anytime!
There are 4 items and all minors according to Housing. But, she refused my multiple requests, and demanding that I have to have a licensed plumber first in order to get in. I told her that I need to understand and assess the damages first, also based on Lease, I have the right to get in for the... Read more »
My recommendation is sending a demand letter to enter into the house at a proposed time. But since you are dealing with a time crunch, you may have to send your tenant the appropriate notice and then file a summons and complaint in court. This way we can appear in front of a judge and have a...Read more »
I've been with my current landlord since Jan 19, in April I discovered a bedbug, my apartment was above a filthy store. I was moved into another one of his multi dwelling units due to the situation, after needing to throw away all of my belongings. After moving into new unit my 7 year olds foot... Read more »
It sounds that you have habitability issues with your apartment. Habitability issues are protected under NJ law. The day of court for your eviction matter, you or your attorney can explain the conditions of the apartment. If there is any back due rent, you will have to deposit that rent with the...Read more »
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