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Michael Justin Fekete

Cherry Hill Commercial Real Estate Attorney.

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  1. Can I demand compensation for not having access to my backyard for several weeks?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Justin Fekete
    2. Adam Lefkowitz
    3. Christopher D. Ferrara
    4. David B Pittman
    4 lawyer answers

    Although you may think the work should have only taken your landlord two weeks to complete, that really isn't the point. Normally, a lease will set forth the time frames that repairs to the residence must be completed by. If there is no time frame stated, then the courts will impose a "reasonableness" standard. Given the amount of damage caused by super storm Sandy, you will probably have a tough hill to climb to recover. You may also find the courts less than sympathetic to you claim,...

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  2. Contract did not finish, but, we are unhappy with the work quality. Is phone call or email enough to terminate the contract?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Michael Justin Fekete
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    2 lawyer answers

    In New Jersey, every contractor that performs home improvement work, must be registered with the State of New Jersey. Moreover, every contract for home improvement work that exceeds $500.00 worth of services must be in writing, signed by the homeowner. In addition, the home improvement contract must contain explicit language required by the Contractor's Registration Act, otherwise the contractor has violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. In the event that the contractor's contract does...

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  3. What documents do I need to evict my tenant for none payment ?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Michael Justin Fekete
    1 lawyer answer

    In Philadelphia, a Landlord must show proof of a valid business privilege license and registration as a Landlord with the city at the time the Complaint for ejectment is filed. These documents are a must. In addition to these formal documents, the Landlord will also need to have evidence to prove that the the utility bills are the responsibility of the Tenant as well as being able to prove that such bills are unpaid. Each case is different, with the necessary documents to be determined on a...

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  4. Can i sue a dealership for my down payment?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Justin Fekete
    1 lawyer answer

    The fact that you only had the car for one (1) week raises serious questions regarding whether the car was in fact a "lemon". Under the NJ Lemon law, certain requirements must be shown to establish that a car is a lemon. Given that it sounds like the dealer took back the car, also raises the question of how you were damaged?

  5. What kind of lawyer i need?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Justin Fekete
    1 lawyer answer

    It is unclear whether you question concerns the agreement you signed or the fact that a sheriff has come to your residence. You probably need to provide more information otherwise no one will be able to answer your questions.

  6. Can we sue for slander or anything else?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Fred S Shahrooz-Scampato
    3. Michael Justin Fekete
    3 lawyer answers

    In many instances information is posted on the Internet because people think that the anonymity of the Internet will protect them. The most important question one must ask is do they really know the identity of the person or persons who posted the information on the web. While that information can be obtained, to do so is neither cheap nor quick. In many cases, plaintiffs find themselves chasing down email addresses and IP addresses in an attempt to locate the alleged speaker. Often times...

  7. I have a big disagreement with my attorney on strategy.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Galen J Criscione
    2. Michael Justin Fekete
    2 lawyer answers

    Presumably you hired your attorney after meeting with and speaking with the attorney at some length. During the consultation an attorney may present to the client a strategy outline for defending or prosecuting the case. In many instances, a case strategy will be modified based on the evidence that is elicited during discovery. Furthermore, many attorneys recognize that asking some questions can be as important as not asking other questions. There are an infinite number of reasons why an...

  8. Landlord is blaming us for damage to house we rented that was there when we got there. We told/ showed him as well.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Michael J. Brooks
    2. Michael Justin Fekete
    2 lawyer answers

    In addition to an academic education, college also provides students with life lessons. It sounds as if you and your co-tenants are about to get a real life lesson. Many times when college kids enter into lease agreements the only thing they are concerned about is how much is the rent and how far is the house/condo/apt. from campus. Unfortunately, there are a lot of important terms in the lease that address many, if not all, of the conditions that can result from renting. In many instances,...

  9. Can landlord have major work done to apartment without notifying you?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Michael Justin Fekete
    1 lawyer answer

    In many cases, the written lease agreement between the Landlord and Tenant will state when a Landlord is required to give notice and the manner in which that notice must be conveyed to the Tenant. In addition, many Leases will also contain language that addresses the Tenant's rights where part or all of the premises is rendered uninhabitable due to actions by the Landlord. Similarly, Leases usually have provisions that address the Landlord's rights regarding improvements made to the Property....

  10. Can my landlord evict me due to the downstairs tenant complaining about noise, ie walking, after 10pm?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Michael Justin Fekete
    1 lawyer answer

    In New Jersey, a tenant has the right to quiet enjoyment and use of the leased premises. The question that needs to be answered is whether the volume level of the TV and noise from merely walking back and forth that permeates to another unit is unreasonable. The mere fact that a floor/ceiling creaks from being walked on is not enough to evict someone. However, if an upstairs tenant has the TV blasting and is military marching back and forth late at night, there could be an issue. In all...