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  • Roommate grabbing my son

    I have a 9 year old son who is a little disrespectful my roommate which was my boyfriend at the time grabbed my sons arms and pushed him physically into his room. Mind u my son is not his. Had the cops called and they said they can't get him out o...

    James’s Answer

    You can try to file a domestic violence complaint in family court and ask for a restraining order and that he be removed from the home since you have a prior dating relationship.

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  • Can I withdrawn a signed lease?

    Both my tenant and I have signed the lease. Before the lease starts (15 of July), they asked for keys so they can paint the wall to the colors that they want which I agreed when we signed the lease. They paid deposit on the day that the lease was ...

    James’s Answer

    If the lease has been signed by both landlord and tenant it is binding on both. Unfortunately you are now left to your enforcement remedies if they breach the lease. If you pay the cleaning service I don't se how they could justify not paying the rent.

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  • Can my landlord not give me a reason why he won't renew my lease?

    My landlord gave me a 30 day notice to move out and advised me he wouldn't be renewing my lease. I asked for a reason and he said he doesn't know what he wants to do with the Apartment yet. When we first moved in we advised him we wanted to stay ...

    James’s Answer

    If the building is not an owner occupied building with no more than 2 rental units your landlord cannot evict you except for cause under the anti-eviction act. If it is an owner occupied building with no more than 2 rental units the landlord can evict you for no reason upon a full month's notice. It is not necessarily 30 days. i.e. if he wants you out on July 1 he had to have notified you in May, giving you the full month of June as notice. Rent control has nothing to do with it.

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  • If a tenant pay money to stop a lockout can the landlord threaten the tenant with the same lockout warrent it's been 2months

    If a tenant pays to stop an eviction can the landlord threaten the tenant that they can eviict them on the same warrent of removal a month and a half ago. The landlord has also exceped rent for the month.

    James’s Answer

    No. The acceptance of the full amount due voids the judgment of possession..

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  • Bought a condo with a squatter in West New York NJ

    I bought a condo with a squatter living in it in West New York, NJ 07093. I wanted to know what I should do next the auction website did not allow me to see inside or meet the squatter. Now that I own the condo can I approach the squatter and ask ...

    James’s Answer

    I agree with the other two answers, however it is likely that you will have to file a complaint for ejectment.

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  • What are the next steps to take if landlord does not respond to our calls?

    Mother gave 30 days notice to move out. Moved out on April 2nd. Returned keys on April 5th. Apartment was left clean, no damages. Landlord and landlords husband has been contacted numerous times this past week to schedule a day to return the depos...

    James’s Answer

    The landlord has 30 days to either send you the deposit or a letter stating itemizing any deductions from the deposit. But while you state that you gave 30 days notice, that does not mean that you lawfully terminated the tenancy and are entitled to the full security deposit. Even if you sue, the landlord is only liable for amounts that are unlawfully withheld. More information is required. You should schedule a consultation with an experienced landlord-tenant attorney.

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  • What are my next steps to get the security deposit back?

    My mothers landlord isnt responding to her calls about returning her security deposit. She is 2 days late. My mother left the apt cleaned. No ordinary wear and tear. My mother did not pay 2 months of her rent by section 8 which equals to 360.00. T...

    James’s Answer

    If the landlord has not sent your mother a letter within 30 days of your mother vacating the apartment itemizing all sums withheld from the deposit, your mother can sue for the deposit and obtain double the amount unlawfully withheld.

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  • Could my landlord force me out after my lease expires? How much time am I allowed to stay until I find a new place to live?

    I've been renting the same apartment since 2003 in Hoboken, NJ so I have been living there for 13 years and renting from the same person without any issues. My landlord has told me he's planning on selling the building. My lease expires June 1st...

    James’s Answer

    I am assuming your apartment is not in an owner occupied building with no more than two rental units. If so, the landlord cannot evict you simply because he is selling he building. Your landlord can only evict you for cause as defined under the anti-eviction act; and he must give proper written notice. Even after giving notice, if you do not vacate, the landlord must then file an eviction complaint. The notice period depends upon the grounds for eviction. If you receive any written notice from your landlord consult with an experienced landlord-tenant attorney to discuss your rights.

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  • Do we need a 'Killer letter' signed by both the Buyers and the Sellers before we can put our house back on the market?

    My house did not appraise and according to the terms of the contract - both buyers and sellers had the option to terminate the agreement if that happened. The buyer's attorney sent an email advising that, unless we were willing to accept the appra...

    James’s Answer

    Sounds like the letter your attorney sent cancelling the contract is the "killer letter".

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  • We need Security deposit back.

    Dear Attorneys, I have a question. Recently we faced one problem. We are 4 to 5 guys on F-1 student visa and we used to live in jersey city in one appartment. It was small 3 BHK appartment. Our landlord was too greedy. Before we moved to appartmen...

    James’s Answer

    You can sue the landlord for double the return of your security deposit if you do no get a notice fro the landlord within 30 days of vacating the apartment and did not cause any damage to the apartment or owe any rent. You cannot do it anonymously.

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