Handling the Death of a Tenant: A Legal Guide for New Jersey Landlords
New Jersey Eviction Law
by Travis Richards
2d ago
As a landlord in New Jersey, dealing with the death of a tenant can be both emotionally challenging and legally complex. It’s crucial to handle the situation with sensitivity while ensuring compliance with New Jersey laws. Here’s a comprehensive guide to navigating this difficult process in the Garden State, tailored specifically for landlords. Immediate Actions Upon Learning of a Tenant’s Death Confirm the Death: Obtain official confirmation of the tenant’s death, such as a death certificate or notification from a reliable source, like a family member or law enforcement. Secure the Property ..read more
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Protect Your Property: How Protocols Safeguard Landlords Against NJLAD Violations
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by Travis Richards
3w ago
Protocols, particularly in tenant screening and property management, are pivotal for landlords striving to adhere to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). By establishing transparent, consistent, and impartial criteria for all tenant interactions and decisions, landlords can sidestep inadvertent discriminatory practices. Here’s a breakdown of how protocols can safeguard landlords against NJLAD violations: Standardized Application Processes: Utilizing a uniform application form and process for all prospective tenants helps landlords gather consistent information from every applic ..read more
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Can New Jersey Landlords Legally Raise Rent?
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by Travis Richards
3w ago
For those who choose to rent their homes, there are many laws and regulations in place to ensure you are protected and that landlords can’t take advantage of you. Each state has its own rules and regulations including New Jersey. New Jersey landlords are required to follow and abide by these laws. If they don’t, there can be there can be legal consequences. If you’re wondering if your New Jersey landlord can raise the rent, keep reading.   30 Days Notice In the state of New Jersey, landlords are required by law to provide 30 days’ notice before raising the price of rent, according to the ..read more
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What Should You Do When Tenants Aren’t Paying Rent?
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by Travis Richards
4M ago
For many landlords, their properties are their livelihood. That’s why it can be stressful when tenants don’t pay their rent. Some may simply forget or have problems with mail systems or online payment methods. However, if a tenant has avoided or refused to pay rent for an extended period, you may be wondering what your rights are as a landlord. Luckily, a landlord tenant attorney can help. Here are a few steps you can take.   Review the Lease According to DoorLoop, when a tenancy surpasses 12 months in New Jersey, the local landlord-tenant law requires the landlord to draft a written lea ..read more
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How Does the End of the Eviction Moratorium Impact Landlords?
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by Travis Richards
1y ago
The Unites States Supreme Court struck down the federal COVID-related eviction moratorium in September 2021, and New Jersey’s separate state moratorium on renter evictions expired on Jan. 1, 2022. For many landlords, the end of the eviction moratoriums may have arrived too late to prevent a cascade of losses when tenants maintained possession of rental properties without paying rent. The New Jersey landlords who survived the moratorium will not likely see quick action on their eviction attempts. New Jersey courts are now handling a backlog of more than 52,000 landlord-tenant cases. At New Jers ..read more
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How Much Does It Cost to Evict a Tenant in NJ?
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by Travis Richards
1y ago
Depending on the lawyer hired, a landlord will incur out-of-pocket costs and fees in a range of anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars in evicting a residential tenant in New Jersey.  Our law firm fully understandings those fees are only a part of the total costs the landlord will face in the eviction process.  The phrase “time is money” becomes more and more appropriate the longer a tenant can remain in possession of the rental unit without paying rent.  The longer an apartment unit fails to produce income, the bigger the impact it has on a landlord’s bottom line. The a ..read more
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Can a Commercial Tenant Walk Away From a Lease?
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by Travis Richards
1y ago
A commercial lease gives a tenant a right to occupy the premises for a specific duration. When a commercial tenant walks away from its lease, the terms and conditions of the lease agreement will continue to govern the relationship between the landlord and the tenant. Accordingly, even if a tenant gives up its right to possess a commercial space, that tenant will continue to owe rent and be bound by the other provisions in that agreement.   The commercial lease attorneys at New Jersey Eviction Law in Mount Holly represent commercial tenants in New Jersey that need to revise or end their le ..read more
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My Lease Has Expired. Do I Have to Leave?
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by Travis Richards
1y ago
In many cases, New Jersey’s tenant-friendly laws allow a residential tenant to stay in a leased property after a lease expires as long as the tenant continues to pay rent and the landlord does not have good cause for eviction. The lease continues on a month-to-month basis, generally at the same rent that the tenant had been paying before it expired. The landlord-tenant attorneys at New Jersey Eviction Law in Mount Holly help residential landlords and tenants to work through issues involving lease expiration, including renewals and extensions, rent increases, and orderly transfers of the premis ..read more
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How Do You Evict a Commercial Tenant in New Jersey?
New Jersey Eviction Law
by Travis Richards
1y ago
Commercial landlords can bring eviction proceedings against tenants for any number of reasons, including non-payment of rent, holding over past expiration of a lease term, and violation of the terms and conditions of how a business manages its operations in a commercial leased space. The real estate lawyers at GLR&W LLC in Mount Holly help New Jersey property owners to take action with commercial eviction proceedings in the most expeditious manner possible such that commercial tenants will vacate their leased space with a minimum of problems or delays.   New Jersey law dictates how a ..read more
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Can My Landlord Evict Me With No Warning in NJ?
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by Travis Richards
1y ago
A New Jersey landlord cannot evict a tenant for reasons other than failure to pay rent unless the landlord first gives the tenant a prior written notice of the reason for the potential eviction. After receiving this notice, the tenant typically has 30 days to correct the conditions that the landlord has raised in the proposed eviction notice.   The eviction attorneys at New Jersey Eviction Law in Mount Holly represent tenants that are facing New Jersey eviction proceedings. New Jersey imposes strict requirements and procedures that landlords must follow before a tenant is forced to vacate ..read more
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