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Can You Evict a Tenant for Having a Pet?

Posted February 23, 2018 in Landlord/Tenant Law

In New York, landlords are entitled to include a no-pet clause in the lease agreement that prohibits the tenant from keeping a pet in the unit (and in the larger development, generally).  It is often the case, however, that tenants attempt to hide their ownership of a pet or otherwise violate the contract — perhaps in the hopes that the landlord will simply resign themselves to the presence of the pet.

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Noise Nuisances and Eviction

Posted February 9, 2018 in Landlord/Tenant Law

In New York, a tenant who creates a noise nuisance — same as any other nuisance — may give their landlord the right to evict them from the property (or at least to compel the tenant to stop the nuisance).

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

Posted January 31, 2018 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 January 17, 2018 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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What to Do With a Tenant’s Personal Property After a Tenancy Ends

Posted December 29, 2017 in Landlord/Tenant Law

When a tenant vacates their rental property (and the tenancy ends), some personal property may be left behind.  In New Jersey, however, the Abandoned Tenant Property Statute applies certain restrictions to what landlords may do with such property.  Fundamentally, a landlord may not dispose of personal property left by a tenant without first allowing the tenant to recover their abandoned personal belongings — and this requirement is applicable in situations where the tenant was legally evicted or otherwise is not current on rent payments.

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