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Category: Landlord/Tenant Law

Common Areas of a Building Must Be Properly Maintained

Posted November 16, 2018 in Landlord/Tenant Law

New York landlords may be surprised to find that their tenants have a right to sue (and recover damages) due to losses sustained in certain common areas of their buildings.  Landlords must therefore adequately maintain common areas and avoid creating a situation in which a tenant is likely to “blame” them for losses.

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New Jersey Landlords Must Not Retaliate Against Their Tenants

Posted June 28, 2018 in Landlord/Tenant Law

In New Jersey, as in most other states, landlords must be careful to avoid infringing on their tenant’s rights — particularly in the wake of a complaint or other legal action taken by the tenant.  New Jersey statutory law basically prohibits (and serves as grounds for a civil action for damages and other relief) landlords from retaliating against their tenants for exercising their legal rights.

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Procedural Requirements for Notifying a Tenant of Eviction

Posted June 14, 2018 in Landlord/Tenant Law

In New Jersey, and throughout the country, a tenant may be evicted under certain circumstances (i.e., rent nonpayment, disorderly conduct, willful destruction of property, violation of rules in the rental agreement, etc.), but it’s important to note that landlords are not bestowed with unlimited power with respect to evictions.  Landlords must act in accordance with the various procedural rules imposed on them by the state of New Jersey — particularly with regard to notification of their intent to evict the tenant.

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Amendments to Anti-Eviction Act Would Provide Landlords with Recourse for Overcrowding

Posted May 25, 2018 in Landlord/Tenant Law | Author: Jennifer L. Alexander, Esq.

A new bill was recently proposed to the New Jersey Senate amending the Anti-Eviction Act (N.J.S.A. 2A:18-61.1). The bill, sponsored by Senator Anthony R. Bucco of District 25 (Morris and Somerset), amends the Anti-Eviction Act (“Act”) to include a method of eviction for overcrowding in residential apartment communities.

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