We were supposed to move into a property almost 3 months ago. we paid rent and security already and signed lease for the proposed move in date. the day of the move, the property was no where near ready for occupancy. the property manager placed us in a next door property in the interim and we are still there and the property we signed a lease for is still not ready. the interim property is in barely livable condition and we have had numerous shut-offs and reconnects with regard to our utilities due to the fault of the owner while we have been there. the ceiling in the bathroom is falling in and there is what i think is mold throughout the bathroom and carpets. what can we do at this point? am i entitled to my money back? is there any agency who can provide me assistance. we are in NJ.
A rental agreement is a contract outlining terms of tenancy for a certain period of time. Short-term rental agreements may renew automatically until cancelled.
Landlord-tenant law is governed mostly by state laws, and covers issues like security deposit limits and deadlines, evictions, and the right to withhold rent.