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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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?
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 »
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 »
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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