Sandra A Joseph’s Answers

Sandra A Joseph

Hoboken Administrative Law Lawyer.

Contributor Level 12
  1. If I never actually resigned a lease agreement and leave apartment early, am I responsible for rent?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Sandra A Joseph
    2. Martin L Bearg
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    I disagree with the Chicago attorney. If you did not sign the renewals you are on the same terms and conditions as the first lease. You are now a month to month tenant. You must give 30 days from the first of the month. If you want to move August 31, you must give written notice that you are vacating no later than August 1 for August 31. If you want to vacate on September 30, you must give written notice on August 31.

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  2. In renting (private house - 2 family) do you think it's in my best interest to rent to tenants on Section 8 or other programs?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sandra A Joseph
    2. Virginia Giselle Alvarez
    3. Gale Jacqueline Joyce
    3 lawyer answers

    It is illegal and discriminatory to not accept section 8 or other forms of payments. Section 8 has lengthy procedures you need to follow. The apt must pass an inspection.

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  3. Landlady got NASTY and said she could evict us for the rent being habitually late? Is this true?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sandra A Joseph
    2. Anthony J Van Zwaren
    3. Michael D Mirne
    3 lawyer answers

    Your LL counts on your rent to pay the mortgage. So when you are late the LL is late with the mortgage payment and the bank may be charging late fees. Yes, the LL can evict your for being habitually late- NJSA 2A:18-61.1j. However, it is a rather tedious process. First a Notice to Cease, then a Notice to Quit must be served after two more times paying late.

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  4. Is the landlord responsible for my items that was damaged by a flood?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Sandra A Joseph
    2. Steven Todd Keppler
    3. Mathew Jason McKay
    3 lawyer answers

    As the other attorney stated you would need to prove that the LL knew that the sump pumps were not working or that you had advised the LL the pumps were not working. You may be able to file a claim with YOUR renter's insurance, but you cannot file a claim with the LL's insurance. If it is a flood zone and flood insurance is required then your renter's insurance would not cover it.

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  5. Is a landlord surpose to pay interest to a tenat on their security deposit in the state of florida?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sandra A Joseph
    2. Carol Lynne Zimmerly
    2 lawyer answers

    A Florida landlord must hold money advanced for rent or a security deposit in a separate account for the tenant and may not commingle the funds with its own. A Florida landlord pursuant to FL Statue sec 83.49 may either deposit the funds in a non-interest bearing account and not pay interest to the tenant or may deposit in an interest bearing account and pay 75% of the annualized interest to the tenant (there are some other options).

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  6. Tenant At Will

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sandra A Joseph
    2. Marshall C Deason Jr.
    3. Carol Lynne Zimmerly
    3 lawyer answers

    How did you become a Tenant at Will? Through a divorce settlement? Are you supposed to be paying rent? I would advise the buyers to have the house delivered vacant - meaning without you there. Florida law, depending on the basis for your occupancy, has different processes to remove you from the premises. If you once owned the house, it could be ejectment; it could be violation of a divorce settlement; non-payment proceeding. Without the details of how you became a "Tenant at Will, " it is...

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  7. Can a landlord evict tenants with a newborn baby for non-payment of rent in NJ?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sandra A Joseph
    2. Michael T Millar
    3. Matthew R Schutz
    4. Slade H. Mclaughlin
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer is NO a baby does not give them six months. When you go to court a law clerk will try to work out a stipulation that the tenants will pay "x" on a future date and pay "y" on another day. If the tenants do not make the payment then you can seek eviction. However, you can also say that you do NOT want to stip it out that you want your money that you have tried to work with them. The court will give them until 4PM that day to come up with the money. You then file for a warranty of...

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  8. In NYC, is an email agreement considered a valid lease extension?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jennifer Addonizio Rozen
    2. Sandra A Joseph
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    Please read Ms. Addonizo answer. The LL did not serve you with proper notice to terminate your tenancy. Until the LL serves you properly with a 30 days notice the email does not matter. If you want to leave make sure you serve the LL with a proper 30 day notice to terminate the tenancy.

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  9. Landlord never notified me about where my security deposit is. What can I do?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Marina Ginzburg
    2. Leonard Roy Boyer
    3. Sandra A Joseph
    4. Steven Todd Keppler
    4 lawyer answers

    How many units are in your building? Does your LL live on one of the units? If there are only 3 units or less and owner occuppies one of the 3 the LL is not required by NJSA 46:8-21.2 the REnt Security Deposit Act does not apply. In order for the RSDA to apply you need to send the LL a 30 day written notice stating that you want the LL to comply. The Act simply requires the LL to tell you where the money is deposited. Some LL, like myself include that information in the lease. Read your...

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  10. I have been taken to court for non payment due to repairs and when i pay the $ they tend to serve me with Eviction notices.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Olga Someras
    2. Steven Warren Smollens
    3. Sandra A Joseph
    4. Cheryl Rivera Smith
    5. Kenneth D Brown
    5 lawyer answers

    You need to serve written notice on the LL as to the repairs needed certified mail. Then when you go to court show the letter and the certified receipt. Second if your apt is rent stabilized file a service reduction complaint with DHCR. As Mr. Smollen suggested call 311 or notify HPD. Also you can take photos and show them to the judge.

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