Landlord replaced a broken washer and dryer, but is refusing to install it. The washer and dryer is an amenity of the apartment. I have made several requests, via text and email to have someone install it, but they either go unanswered or they say they will install it and never do. I want to hire... Read more »
Advise your landlord that the washer and dryer which were amenities in the apartment must be installed and working by February 26th. If not completed by the you may either retainer the services of a licensed plumber and deduct the cost of installation from March 1, 2021. A less favorable...Read more »
She is slightly behind on her rent, but she has always caught up in the past. The problem is, her boyfriend stayed more and more during the pandemic, and now he is living there. She obtained a second dog without permission as well. Most egregious, and the reason I am fed up and want her out is that... Read more »
First review the procedure landlords must follow in order to evict. Check this link for a complete explanation. The Eviction Process in New Jersey: Rules for Landlords. (Copy and paste in your browser window) Also, check with the Court for the County in which your municipality is located to...Read more »
Look like you can afford $550 a month I need the room back; he is using COVID-19 law as an excuse. And I never mentioned eviction or filed one What can I do? I real want him out mainly because of the smoking that was clearly stated on the agreement not to do. Do we as landlord have any rights with... Read more »
The Court strictly follows the required statutory procedure for complaints filed seeking eviction of a tenant. To avoid having a case dismissed for failure to satisfy the statutory requirements merely prolongs your problems. My best advise is you retainan attorney to represent you in this matter.
Met them at Food Bank where I volunteer. Have month to month contract. Told them 1 year only and retiring at 64. That was fall 2018 In Oct 2019 I extended it thru June 2020 to keep their son in school. They had 3 kids then. Today, January 2021, I Need to sell my 2 bedroom condo as I’m out of... Read more »
If they are destroying the property, you can evict them for that. There are still ways for landlords to evict; non-payment of rent is not one of them though. You should also look into the federal rental assistance that is coming. It is first come first serve, and with...Read more »
The real issue is not whether you can sued. Anybody can file a complaint. It is up to you to vigorously defend the law suit suit in court. So be sure to attend the court hearing on the date specified in the summons you received from the Court. Some defenses to the suit is whether the purported...Read more »
My lease says no smoking so I do outside. After living here for 10 months someone is now smelling cigarettes smoke. The landlord has talked to me several times and I’ve told them only outside never inside. She said if she still gets complaints she will evict me. How can I prove I’m not doing... Read more »
Since, in addition to a request for an answer to you query, you also ask for advise, it would be best for you personally to stop smoking. In response to the issue of eviction, the NJ statutes set forth the requirements for an action to evict a tenant that must be followed prior to filing a...Read more »
The question is confusing. Has the Landlord rejected your proffer of the keys. Secondly, how do you know that some sort of judgment was entered by-the court if you didn't receive notice. Please restate your situation in a clearer more understandable fashion.
There is no court date yet. I want to move out soon but I’m afraid that they gonna give me hard time when they know the move out date. They already try to shut off the hot water and electricity and I had to call the police.
Yes, but you will remain liable for the rent past due and not paid as well as rent for the remainder of the lease. Although, in order to collect the ongoing rent, the Landlord must make reasonable efforts to relet the premises. If the new rental is for the same amount or more, the Landlord keeps...Read more »
You don't have to wait for a complaint to be filed. Advise the Landlord (LL) you will move out voluntarily if date can be mutually determined, If you have a security deposit, set a date for mutual inspection with the LL ad return of the security deposit and delivery of the keys to the LL.
His landlord never sent him a new lease or any information regarding rent. He stopped paying rent. 7 months later they finally contacted him and are now trying to evict him for unpaid rent. Can they do this? What can he do?
The cold air, moisture from rain come through this home from outside in. Around the never used closed off A.C. casting. HE wants to put new sheetrock. Medically I can not be inside the apartment. I have absolutely no one I can stay with. It's been 2 years of my COMPLAINTS and I faithfully... Read more »
Your situation is complex and beyond the scope of a Justia direct answer. If a NJ resident, I would suggest you contact the Municipal and/or the County Welfare Board for assistance. An alternative source of assistance may be the Legal Aid Society. Contact the County Bar Association for more...Read more »
I have an issue with my landlord. I signed a year lease but would like to move out early due to excessive noise in the apartment. I understand that in my state (New Jersey) there is a legal obligation of the landlord to mitigate damages. My landlord briefly showed the apartment (over... Read more »
You are correct in your assessment of Landlord's duty to mitigate damages. Keep a daily journal of all events concerning your tenancy, landlord's failure to provide 'quiet enjoyment' (A term of art as required in all leases) because of other tenants' noise, and failure to...Read more »
Your location says Noncock, OH, but the question is posted in New Jersey? If you are in New Jersey the evictions courts are not really working at this time. Cases can be filed, but the sheriff's are not performing lock outs.
I have been living there for five years,each of those years I've had to deal with him popping up and bringing me gifts,showing up walking around the windows,and just walking in saying he had to drop something off.I have always laughed him off, told him I did not feel comfortable but he... Read more »
The first is the Landlord coming into your apartment uninvited and harassing you generally. Wheteher you have a written or oral lease you are entitled to quiet enjoyment. The landlord is breaching this provision of the lease.As such, you may...Read more »
We do not have the funds to relocate at this time. He also did not renew our yearly lease which was due end of February and when I requested it he gave me a month to month instead. What can I do to prevent my family of 6 to be removed from out home during these times.
There are a number of issues involved which are not described. One important item is whether this is an owner occupied dwelling. Secondly, was the month to month renewal in writing or oral? Was there a change in the terms other than than just the change to month to month? Was there a rental...Read more »
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