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 »
Unless, the lease specifies the method of payment, any form of good funds are acceptable forms of payment. You can also pay by wire transfer directly into the landlord's account. Cash is also legal tender for all debts public and private.
Address the issue raised. There are a very limited statutory reasons permitting a Landlord to serve a notice to quit. Some of the permitted reasons require a Notice to Cease with sets forth the issue and the time period during the deficiency must be cured. There is no self help permitted in NJ. All...Read more »
As a tenant you have the right to expect quiet enjoyment. This means that no one, including the landlord, can harass you. Send the L.L. a letter, demand he cease his harassment. Deliver it personally with a friend or certified first class maik; if it were to continue, go to you local police...Read more »
Is it a written lease or oral. If written, check to see if there is any language concerning requirement to give 30 notice to terminate. Generally if you overstay beyond the termination date, the lease is automatically renewed on the same terms. So be sure you completely vacated on or before the...Read more »
My washer is in a shallow closet in the open area of my loft apartment. When it leaks, water goes under the door and out into the living area. I have slipped on water twice, and a guest of my almost broke her ankle when she slipped. I placed a towel at the door, but that does nothing to stop the... Read more »
My rent is 1400 a month I’ve currently only paid 970 for this month. Because I didn’t pay it in full my landlord is threatening to put a boot on my vehicle. Is he allowed to do so. Nothing was put in the lease that he could do that and he wants to charge an additional hundred dollars to get it... Read more »
First and foremost, in NJ, self help is not permitted. Secondly, without a Court order, no one can take nor deprive you of your property. If the Landlord will not voluntarily remove the illegal boot immediately, file a criminal complaint against the Landlord by going to your municipal police...Read more »
They added an end date, when it says for a minimum of 3 months for length of lease. Now she refuses rent, and it was from the state auto deposited with her approval. She contacted them, not me and stated she refuses any more rent. Help, she claims I'm cauding irreparable harm, an OTSC was... Read more »
No written document can be changed by one party after both have signed. Further, self-help is illegal in New Jersey. In addition, when you rented your apartment did the Landlord obtain a Certificate of Habitability from the town? Did you pay a security deposit? If so, were you provided with the...Read more »
What are my rights with a binding contract? There is no lease. Renter wants to purchase but has bad credit and no money. She is claiming she is not healthy to look for another place yet is out and about.
An very interesting situation! Is there a written lease between the the seller and the reluctant tenant? The lease may contain language concerning the Landlord's right to inspect the premises. If not, the Landlord/Seller must take affirmative steps to make it possible for you to inspect,...Read more »
Self help is not not legal in NJ. A landlord may try to trick you into leaving voluntarily. But a legal warrant for eviction may only be issued by the court. The landlord would need to file a complaint which must state one of the recognized grounds for eviction for the court to have jurisdiction to...Read more »
Your question is an interesting one raising a number of issues which are beyond the scope of this forum. I would suggest you speak to a bankruptcy attorney or a local Legal Aid Office in your community.
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