In New Jersey, if a rental property is not properly registered, it can have significant legal implications for the landlord. In your case, where an eviction was dismissed and past rent forgiven due to the property's lack of registration for 14 years, you might be considering legal action...View More
In New Jersey, tenants generally need to obtain the landlord's permission before making alterations to the rental property. If the tenant's son, who is a plumber, replaced a bathroom faucet without notifying you as the landlord, it may constitute an unauthorized alteration. Deducting $350...View More
In New Jersey, landlords are required to follow specific legal procedures before evicting a tenant. A tenant must be served with an eviction notice, which could be a Notice to Quit or a Notice to Cease, depending on the reason for eviction. If the tenant fails to comply or rectify the issue, the...View More
In a situation where a property is jointly owned by family members, it is possible to charge rent to a sibling living in the property. However, this decision must be agreed upon by all co-owners of the property.
The terms of such an arrangement, including the amount of rent and...View More
In New Jersey, landlords are generally required to place security deposits in an interest-bearing account or trust. The law typically mandates that the interest earned be either returned to the tenant annually or deducted from the rent, depending on the terms of the lease. If your landlord did not...View More
in NJ, my tenant was issued a "warrant of removal" and now has 33 days to vacate the property or the tenants belongings would be considered abandoned. How many times within the 33 days do I have to let them have entry?
In New Jersey, if a tenant abandons property after vacating or eviction, landlords must give written notice describing the property and allow the tenant 33 days to claim it. During this time, the landlord should provide reasonable access for the tenant to retrieve their belongings. If the tenant...View More
Typically, the lease will continue month to month at the rental rate specified in the lease. Be aware that such rental rate may be different than the rental rate for the term of the lease. It is fairly common for a lease to provide that the rent will be 150% of the rent specified for the term of...View More
No you should not have agreed to follow HOA rules without first receiving and reviewing them. When asked, I always caution clients to obtain and read extrinsic documents like HOA rules, T&Cs, addenda, etc. before signing any agreement incorporating those items because, once you sign it,...View More
It depends on the language of your lease and the extent of the roach problem. Many leases specifically provide that the tenant has inspected the premises before signing and accepts its condition as suitable. Other leases provide that the tenant shall inspect the premises upon moving in and shall...View More
In New Jersey, landlords are required to register certain rental properties with the municipality. If your landlord has not properly registered the property as a rental, it could potentially have implications for the legality of the lease agreement. In some cases, if a landlord has not complied...View More
I currently face a situation where the administrator of the estate, without providing a reason, has communicated their desire for my eviction through a text message. No official letter has been received to substantiate this request.
Having resided in the property for over six years, my... View More
Proper service of eviction notices is generally required for the legal process to proceed. If the tenant was not properly served, such as through personal service or certified mail, they may have grounds to challenge the eviction proceedings.
I have answered some basic questions such as where I work and move in date. They said they would like to rent to me but want a security deposit before mailing me everything including the paperwork and the keys. I dont want to be scammed, it just seems odd to ask for payment via zelle before these... View More
My question is, if we miss a couple of months of rent and pay off all of our debt (credit cards, etc) will this effect our home purchasing options? I don't want to not pay rent or not work with them, but this seems like the only way for us to be able to get our credit to a good enough standing.
Your idea makes as much sense as shooting yourself in the head! Sorry to be harsh, but that will lower your credit rating and make you a bad risk to a prospective lender. The real estate market is overdue for a crash and when it does crash it is widely believed that it will be at least 6 years...View More
Specifically, can other types of assets (i.e., equipment, other physical property, etc.) external to the residential housing unit be leased to a tenant via a binding lease agreement? Today, a tenant could lease an apartment that includes a parking space and storage unit, and usually these assets... View More
Your lease can include non-real estate items. In a residential tenancy typically these things are refrigerators, dishwashers, washer dryers, and other typical household goods. In a commercial or industrial setting and can include equipment relevant to the tasks at hand.
The issue should be addressed by terms included in the lease. Do you ave a security deposit? Did the landlord give you any advance notice of either renewal or nonrenewal of the lease? Pay the nine days. The landlord cannot lock you out if it is a residential lease. He must file a complaint with the...View More
My property manager reached out to myself towards the end of March saying that my landlord wants a lease by June and that they wanted a rent increase in the same month, this was all through text message too. I’ve been scrambling to try and move out in this short amount of time but the lease was... View More
The property you live in the subject to the Anti-Eviction Act. Under the act the landlord must have a recognized cause to evict. There are roughly 20 different grounds in the act. The act also provides that if the lease has expired the tenant to continue to live on as a month-to-month tenant under...View More
No for several reasons. The right of quiet enjoyment means that no one can enter your apartment without your permission. The only exception is when there is an emergency situation such as pipes leaking water or gas. Secondly there is no self help for residences, any action to evict as tenant can...View More
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