When your lease terminates, and not before then, the Landlord can raise the rent. If you are a month to month, it can be raised each month. Check with your municipality to see if there are any rent control ordinances.
About a week and a half ago, my girlfriend reached out to the leasing office of the apartment we are renting, about having our floor fixed which was damaged when we first moved in last year (we honestly forgot about it due to putting a rug over it). No one came, but my girlfriend noticed today that... Read more »
Every lease, whether written or oral, is deemed to have include a provision called 'quiet enjoyment. This means no one can enter your apartment without your prior consent. The only exception to this is if an emergency exists and the Landlord is unable to contact you. Examples of an emergency...Read more »
What your landlord is asking you to do is illegal in New Jersey. He's only allowed to ask for a month and a half security. Asking for the 2 months rent at the end of the lease on top of a month and a half security is not permitted. Could you ask your landlord to put that request in writing....Read more »
I read Mister Greb's answer. While I generally agree with it, I would add that in the absence of rent control, the court will look at what is reasonable as far as an increase is concerned. The court will consider a variety of factors. How much time between the current increase in the last...Read more »
Can I ask tenant to leave without filing for eviction? I already filed once so she could qualify for Covid relief. Also, lease states no pets allowed and neighbor said she has 3-4 dogs there. Also, neighbor said boyfriend is there often, probably living there. Boyfriend is not apart of the lease.... Read more »
I'll be going to school, and my program doesn't begin until the summer, so I asked if I'd be able to stay until then. All communication has been via email, so I do have written confirmation of this. All terms will remain the same, with the exception, of course, of the date the lease... Read more »
i am transferring to a bigger Unit, but they asked to sign the whole lease, put a deposit without seeing the next place. and in Case i do not like it, they will fine me, as my current place will be committed to somebody else.
is it normal to commit to a 12 months lease, without seeing it?
I received an offer letter from landlord that stated the new rent for a 12-month term, and the rent if converted to month-to-month. I asked if it was negotiable, and was told it was not. After considering the amount and my budget, I signed the offer letter and returned it. Upon receipt of the... Read more »
Your landlord is stuck. Contracts are formed upon the offer and acceptance. The landlord offered to renew your lease at the initial rental. By signing the letter you accepted his offer. The fact that he may have made a mistake in sending you the offer, doesn't change the fact that he did. Your...Read more »
My answer here is dependent upon what your lease provides. Assuming the lease is silent on renewal periods, you should give at least 3 months notice. If the rental is residential and subject to the Anti Eviction Act ( not owner occupied or in excess of three units), the lease becomes a month to...Read more »
It depends on the situation. Under New Jersey law, the landlord can't evict you if he is selling the premises, unless it's under contract and the new owner wants to use the unit for his own personal use. The landlord has to give you 2 months notice to quit. If the property is under lease,...Read more »
three years ago she meets a guy the house went into foreclosure she abandon the house and moved in with him to go do drugs. She hasn't been here for over 3 years. now calls me and says she needs to get in to take pictures so she can sell the house. foreclosure started like four years ago or... Read more »
The County clerk maintains records of all property transaction. If a foreclosure action was commenced a lis pendens was file with the County Clerk. You can find this on the County Clerk web site. The lis pendens will have a docket number. You may then go to NJCourts.org and track the case. Further,...Read more »
Yes and no. A 10% rent increase is a nonstarter. Absent rent control, where increases must stay within guidelines, the court will look at the reasonableness of the rent increase. Generally speaking, 5% is the ceiling, but this can increased by investment in the property, time since the last...Read more »
Renting house since 2013, lease expired 2014, no physical lease since (therefore month to month). received new lease today 3/30/22 for 4/1/22 effective date. Current rent is 1500/mo, new rent 1800/mo effective 6/1/22. Lease is VERY favorable to landlord who has made NO repairs or improvements in 9... Read more »
Generally speaking the LL is allowed to have a reasonable rent increase. Tyically that is not over 5%. Jurisdictions with rent control will have guide lines the LL must comply with. Any changes in the lease terms must be reasonable as well.
Depending on the nature of repairs required,...Read more »
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