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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Where does one go to research how many Evictions a complex has filed in Toms River.

The complex (a hud assisted building) I live at keeps telling people that they are going to evict them if they don't follow the rules(110 people). The main problem is they say it but never follow though in my 6 years here not 1 normal person has been evicted, just a drug dealer who was selling... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Feb 6, 2023

Go to https://www.njcourts.gov/. Then follow the links.

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Q: Hello I was living with my mother in a section 8 senior citizens housing and she recently passed away

I'm a senior citizen on low income (ss) can the landlord force their way in and remove me and my personal belongings

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Feb 5, 2023

There must have been some sort of Court proceedings. Self help by Landlords is not permitted in NJ. It is important that you speak to an attorney. Call Legal Aid in your county for assistance.

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Q: Can I be evicted for not getting my apartment exterminated.
Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Feb 4, 2023

This depends on the terms of your lease. Does it include a provision as to the responsible party. In any event, there is no self help in NJ. Eviction proceedings must adhere to the statutory requirements and a court hearing.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: In New Jersey, can I send a lease termination letter to my month to month tenant simply because I want to sell?

Tenant had been on a one year lease about four years ago, we never renewed or offered renewal and so I believe she is now "month to month" essentially. In New Jersey, can we simply send her a lease termination letter with proper notice? Or do we need "good cause" to do so? We... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Feb 1, 2023

Yee, you may send such a letter. Be sure that it is given prior to the commencement of the Next month's term. Further it should provide a minimum of 30 days notice to vacate.

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Q: If the court approves my landlords warrant for removal can I pay my debt before the move in date and still remain?

I meant the move out date. I applied for relief and only got a week extension I plan on borrowing against my trust for the remainder of eBay I owe but I want to make sure that if I do it before the move out day can I remain in the dwelling.

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 31, 2023

Yes but within a very limited period of time.

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Q: We just got the notice that we are being evicted and have to be out in 3 days. My wife is going through chemotherapy and

Radiation. We were going to ask the judge for more time.

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 31, 2023

Your question fails to state whether the notice was a letter from the landlord or an ntice from the Court after a court earing was scheduled. If a letter from the landlord with no notice from the Court, you do not have to move, NJ Courts do not recognize self help. The Landlord must follow the... Read more »

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Q: Looking for landlord tenant attorney who can represent me in chansery court in Essex County nj

I need help with lawsuit for money in chancery anybody can represent me. In Essex County NJ

I am getting surd by ex landlord becuase he could not sell house

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 30, 2023

Chancery Court in NJ does not hear suit concerning money. It is a Court of Equity. Suits for damages are heard in Law Division. Depending on the amount in controversy, suits for money damages are in small claim, special civil part, or superior court.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: I wrote my landlord in New Jersey regarding removal of cameras or escrow account.

I informed my landlord that if she doesn’t remove the cameras that her tenant friend, whom I have police reports on for harassment, installed in the hallway pointed at my doors I will open an escrow account and deposit rent on time until they are removed. Her response is that I need to show her... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 25, 2023

Open the escrow account, pay your tent timely, send copy of deposit receipt to landlord. There is no self help permitted in NJ for evictions by a landlord. Statutory proceeds must be followed. A court appearance would be required, You will have an opportunity to explain the situation to a judge.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Upon ternation of the lease and tenant being given the letter billing a. How many days does tenant does have to respond

Apartment in Pennsauken NJ

What law applies

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 25, 2023

The question posed does not give enough information in order to give a cogent

response.

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Why would a landlord ask a tenant to complete W9 for an escrow account? Who collects the interest, pays taxes?

Escrow account for security deposit. Who collects the interest and who pays taxes on the interest?

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 18, 2023

The bank where the escrow will be opened requires a W-9. No W-9, no account. NJ law requires that a tenant's security deposit be placed in an interest bearing account. The interest earned is split between the tenant and landlord.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: How do I get legal representation against the landlord?

In addition to rent withholding in an escrow account, how much will it cost to get legal guidance in dealing with the landlord so that she takes the matter seriously and act quickly to remove the cameras? Consultation etc.

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 17, 2023

Call your county bar association for a recommendation or check Justia.com

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: What if the tenant points cameras at a neighbor’s door without consent and the landlord does nothing after complaints?

The tenant installed the cameras in the back and front hallway, upstairs, on the second floor of a four family apartment dwelling. The cameras are aimed at the doors of the adjacent tenant who shares the second floor and filed harassment complaints against her on multiple occasions. The landlord is... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 16, 2023

Advise the Landlord that your rent payments will be paid timely into a separate designated escrow account until the Landlord removes the offending camera.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Is it legal for a tenant to install cameras in an apartment hallway in New Jersey, outside of their unit?
Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 16, 2023

Only with written permission from the Landlord unless there is a provision in the lease which permits this.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: What is the current Statute of limitations on commercial property lease. For example tenant stopped paying his lease.

Tentant moved out and Four months of uncollected rent since September of 2017.

Matthew Schutz
Matthew Schutz
answered on Jan 16, 2023

I am unclear on what you mean by your question. Generally speaking, the statute of limitation on all contract actions is 6 years. Depending on when your tenant left in 2017, your coming up against the statute of limitations to sue him for the rent he owes.

If you are talking about filing an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: I need to have my 33 yr son move from my home. He refuses how can I have this happen?

Not on lease. He refuses to go. Does not pay rent or bills

Matthew Schutz
Matthew Schutz
answered on Jan 16, 2023

You would need to file an ejectment action. Ejectment is the remedy that you use where you have someone trespassing on your property. Since your son is 33 years old, he should be out on his own. Your obligation to support him ended when he turned 18. He needs to be given formal notice that he has... Read more »

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Q: I’m a landlord and a pipe burst and caused a leak in a tenant’s apartment and caused damage to a few of their items.

The lease says I’m not liable and they must have renters insurance. Also I’m in NJ. Per state law am I responsible for the damages to her items? I know I’m responsible for repairing the plumbing, the ceiling damage and carpet but her table, tv and chair is that on me?

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 8, 2023

Yes

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Can a landlord buy a duplex, then immediately try to evict under NJSA 2A:18-53? If so, why do we have NJSA 2A:18-61.1(l)

The buyer moved into the other unit almost a year before closing. Nothing was ever said or sent about the buyer/owner wanting to personally occupy my unit. After closing, he refused rent/sent 30 day notice to quit (because the duplex is now owner-occupied, he doesn't need good cause). The... Read more »

Matthew Schutz
Matthew Schutz
answered on Jan 4, 2023

The problem you have is that under its terms the Anti-Eviction Act (AEA) does not apply to buildings which are 1) 3 units or less and 2) owner-occupied. When your new landlord moved into the building he removed your tenancy from the protections of the AEA. In that circumstance, the provisions of... Read more »

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Q: Commercial lease: New Jersey. Property owner attempts to bill for unperformed maintenance. What are the legal remedies?
Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 3, 2023

Pay into escrow account. Notify Landlord in writing with proof of deposit by certified mail return receipt required that payment will be released once the required work is done.

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Q: How long does it take to evict someone in NJ?

Selling a mixed use building with 2 residential units. A tenant who is family has not paid rent and no lease for several years. How long will it take to evict them?

Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 2, 2023

The time it will take depends mostly on the backlog in your county.

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Q: I own a single-family home in Sussex County New Jersey. Do I have to file a landlord registration with the state of nj?
Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
answered on Dec 28, 2022

If you intend to lease the property, you must register with the municipality. Failure to do will affect your ability to proceed with filing suit against a tenant. You must also have the property inspect for compliance with the municipal smoke detector ordinance,

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