Legally Speaking: The Top 10 Responsibilities of a New Jersey Landlord (Part II)
In our previous blog, we discussed 5 of the top 10 legal responsibilities that New Jersey landlords face. We conclude this series with five additional responsibilities that are just as important. If you are a New Jersey landlord and you have questions about any of these legal responsibilities, contact Griffin Alexander right away and speak with a landlord tenant lawyer in New Jersey about your specific issues.
Legally Speaking: The Top 10 Responsibilities of a New Jersey Landlord (Part 1)
When it comes to renting units to tenants in New Jersey, landlords are required to abide by certain state, local and federal rules. New Jersey landlord-tenant law governs a number of things ranging from the types of questions that may be included on a rental application to when you can evict someone.
How Does Rent Stabilization Differ From Rent Control?
New York state is well known for having what is probably the largest concentration of rent regulated apartments in the nation, estimated in 2014 to exceed 1,050,000 in 51 different communities throughout the state.
When Will a Bankruptcy Case Prevent Eviction of a Residential Tenant?
Bankrupt tenants can certainly complicate a landlord’s life. Fortunately for the landlord, the rules of eviction when a tenant files for bankruptcy have gotten a bit easier.
Landlords: If You Snooze on the Dog, You Lose
If a tenant makes no attempt to hide a new pet, and the landlord is aware of the pet but fails to take action for more than three months, has the landlord waived its right to complain about the pet? Yes, says the New York Supreme Court in the case of 149th St., LLC v. Rodriguez: 50 Misc.3d 139(A), 2016 NY Slip Op 50146(U) (App. T. 2 Dept.; 2/5/16).
Tips to Help Landlords Run Their Businesses Smoothly
Being a landlord or property manager can be challenging; however, individuals who are new to the business can benefit from taking heed to the following information and tips. In order to ensure that things run as smoothly as possible, one of the first steps a landlord should take is to obtain the right type of insurance coverage to protect his or her investment.
New York Landlord/Tenant FAQs
Whether you are new to being a landlord in New York or you are a seasoned landlord with a few questions and concerns, the attorneys at Griffin Alexander can help you with your landlord-tenant issues. The following common questions and answers are provided to help landlords gain a better understanding of New York landlord-tenant law. However, this information is not meant to serve as a substitute for speaking with a skilled attorney. Contact our office today to discuss your specific situation and how New York law may apply to your situation.
Landlord Files Six-Figure Lawsuit Against Manhattan Woman for Renting Apartment on AirBnb.com
As we have covered previously on this blog, popular sites like Airbnb.com and VRBO.com can bring lucrative seasonal rental income to unit owners or tenants, but can cause gaping holes in terms of safety and security for landlords and permanent residents alike.
New Jersey Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Plaintiff Suing Condominium Association
In a recent New Jersey Supreme Court case opinion, jurists held 6-0 in favor of a plaintiff injured within a condominium complex, which was allegedly caused by association negligence for failing to salt the sidewalks. Community association boards are responsible for the exercise of reasonable care in connection with snow and other foreseeable hazards.
How do Discrimination Laws Apply to Private Condominium Association Boards?
Earlier this year, a story emerged involving a luxury New York City apartment building implementing a “poor door” policy, sparking understandable public outrage and accusations of blatant tenant discrimination. According to reports, One Riverside Park – which boasts both $2.1 million “tower townhomes” and $830/month low-income housing – constructed two separate entrances to the building, one for low income residents and one for the units that were not low income.