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Tenants Must Control Their Pets

Posted November 17, 2017 in Landlord/Tenant Law

As a residential landlord, there are all manner of nuisances that you may have to contend with as you navigate the state of New Jersey’s landlord-tenant legal landscape.  Particularly in situations where there are multiple people in close proximity of one another (i.e., an apartment building, or multiple tenants living together in a house), there is a high likelihood of potential nuisances.

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Understanding Rent Increases in New Jersey

Posted November 17, 2017 in Landlord/Tenant Law

In New Jersey, landlords are subject to regulation when it comes to increasing rent.  Landlords are entitled to increase the rent for their tenants, of course, but there are certain processes that they must adhere to, and certain limitations that restrict the degree to which they can change the rent.

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A Landlord’s Right of Entry in New Jersey - Residential Units

Posted October 13, 2017 in Landlord/Tenant Law

Landlords are often put in a complicated position with regard to problematic tenants.  As a New Jersey landlord, you may be concerned about whether one of your tenants is breaching the rental contract, or whether they are causing permanent damage to the unit that will require significant repairs.  In some instances, other tenants may complain about the activities of one tenant, and may request that you resolve the matter.

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New York Rent Control Limitations on Increases

Posted October 6, 2017 in Landlord/Tenant Law

In New York City alone, there are a substantial number of rent-regulated apartment units, with roughly 27k rent controlled apartments and 1.03M rent stabilized apartments as of a 2014 housing survey, and many more such units scattered statewide.  The regulations surrounding rent control units (and more generally, rent regulated units) can be quite complicated to understand for the layperson.  Due to the regulations affecting rent-regulated properties in the state of New York, ownership of a rent-controlled property is seen as a liability by some landlords.

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The Nuts and Bolts of P.L. 2017, Ch. 106: A New Law Improving the Democratic Process in New Jersey Community Association Elections

Posted July 27, 2017 in Community Association Law

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law P.L. 2017, Ch. 106 (S-2492/A-4091) on July 13, 2017. This new law, will affect community associations, such as condominiums and homeowner associations, throughout the state of New Jersey by making the board election process more democratic. Additionally, this new legislation will supersede every community association’s by-laws, if there are conflicts between the new law and current By-Laws. Accordingly, many Associations will seek to amend their By-Laws to incorporate provisions of this law. In some cases, elections may have to be postponed in order to work on election procedures.

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