Keep Track of NJ Rental Assistance Bill 3357. It Would Help Landlords and Tenants.

On January 12, 2021, New Jersey State Senator Brian P. Stack introduced Bill 3357, appropriating $300 million dollars of Cares Act funding to help landlords and tenants that have been impacted financially by Covid 19. Eviction moratoriums are effective in keeping families in their homes but have caused many small landlords to suffer financially, and […]

Landlords Need to Know the Risk in Retaining a Security Deposit

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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 problems than its worth. Without question, renting property to tenants comes with its share of challenges. In some cases, problems arise […]

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

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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 there is a dispute about the return of a security deposit? In case you didn’t realize it, your failure to properly refund a security […]

What Every Landlord Should Know about Assistance Animals

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Let’s face it. Some feel the concept of assistance animals has just gone too far.  In fact, just a year ago, United Airlines took steps in limiting the use of emotional support animals when a passenger attempted to bring a peacock on board a flight. Meanwhile, New Jersey landlords often need some guidance when it […]

Tenants Can be Evicted for More than Nonpayment of Rent

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If you every visit Union County’s Landlord Tenant Court, one thing is certain. You’ll walk away with the impression that the majority of evictions are premised on nonpayment of rent. No doubt some statistics support your instincts. Meanwhile, you should know that landlords can evict tenants for other reasons than their failure to make good […]

What Happens to a Lease Agreement when a Tenant Dies?

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“Tomorrow is promised to no one.”  There’s no doubt in the validity of the statement or that death changes most everything. In fact, as a residential landlord, you may encounter some confusion when a tenant dies.  How does the death impact your lease agreement? First, you should know that NJSA 46:8-9.1 offers some insight concerning […]

Multi-Family Property Owner? Make Sure You Do This!

If you’re a multi-family property owner, you might not be aware of all your obligations.  It doesn’t matter if your building has just three or four units. New Jersey state law requires you abide by a registration process. An assortment of housing options exist in Elizabeth and many of the surrounding communities. As a prospective […]

Make Sure You Know the Law About Security Deposits

Just about every landlord understands the value of security deposits.  However, there are rules in place that must be followed.   In fact, every landlord should know the law.  Otherwise, they may find themselves in landlord/tenant court. Are you a landlord engaged in a dispute with a tenant over the security deposit refund? When it comes […]

When It Looks Like You Need to Evict a Commercial Tenant

If you’re a commercial landlord, you already know how hard it is to lease space.  Meanwhile, there may come a time that things just don’t work out right.  Truth be told, it could be as simple as needing to evict a commercial tenant for failure to pay the rent.  Of course, you’ll want to make […]

Every Landlord Should Absolutely Know about this Eviction Defense

    All you know is that your tenant is overdue with the rent.  When it comes time to go to court, the tenant claims that you’ve failed to make some necessary repairs.  In fact, she asserts that the premises are intolerable.   Meanwhile, the court appearance is your first notice that the tenant finds the […]