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Landlord Rights in NJ: Everything You Need to Know

Do you rent property to others? If so, you need to get to know your landlord rights in NJ. Knowing your rights will ensure you make all the right moves. Over 35% of New Jersey residents live in [...]


No Certificate of Occupancy is Not a Bar to Eviction

Way back when in 2001 a New Jersey landlord that had grounds to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent or for other causes under landlord tenant law, could be barred simply because the property [...]


What You Need to Know about Property Deeds in New Jersey

Some say variety is the spice of life. Well, in New Jersey, there is potpourri (no pun intended) of deeds and you better know which one you are receiving at a real estate closing.  So, property [...]


Who Benefits from Exclusive Use Provisions in Commercial Leases?

When you buy commercial property, you face many challenges. Among other things, it’s critical to ensure rental of all available space. In some circumstances, this means including exclusive use [...]


Forgery in Real Estate Transactions: A Growing Concern

It’s not just that it’s a crime. Forgery in real estate transactions poses the potential for all kinds of trouble. Unfortunately, it’s something you might learn firsthand. Recent news regarding [...]


30 Things You Need to Know about Real Estate Law in NJ

Buying or selling a house in New Jersey? Be prepared to meet a host of experts, from appraisers to real estate agents to mortgage lenders. Of course, that just starts the list. However, there’s [...]


Landlords Need to Know the Risk in Retaining a Security Deposit

Whether you’re a new landlord or a seasoned one, it’s something you need to know. Retaining a security deposit comes with its share of risks. In the end, it’s something that could cause more [...]


How Protected Wetlands Could Kill Your Real Estate Deal

It doesn’t matter if your real estate transaction involves a purchase or a sale. In fact, it’s also irrelevant if you’re buying or selling commercial real estate or residential property. It’s a [...]


What Happened in this Case Involving Return of a Security Deposit?

As a residential landlord, you should know the law concerning security deposits. No doubt you think of the money you hold onto as quasi-insurance on your property. However, what happens when [...]


When You Need to Sell Real Property After Someone Dies

You could easily feel overwhelmed. Taking charge of an estate often comes with a plethora of emotions and decisions. So, what exactly happens when you need to sell real property after someone [...]

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