Late on my rent
You have not given enough facts of your tenancy, so my opinion could change based upon all of the facts. However, generally $25/day is not reasonable.,See question
My fiance and I have been looking for a townhouse to rent in NJ. We have been looking at several places at the same time so we have been reviewing many leases. One lease had a $75.00 fee if the rent was late. We would never be late, but in the ...
I agree with my colleague that the late fee must be reasonable, and for higher rent tenancies the late fee is generally higher. However, a fairly standard late fee is 5% of the monthly rent.See question
I am behind on rent and my landlord said he was gonna call the electric company and get my utilities shut off for non payment of rent. Can he do that??
In a word, no. He must file for eviction for non-payment of rent. He cannot use self-help.See question
My wife passed away 7 years ago. I remarried 4 years ago and would like to take my deceased wife's name off the deed replacing it with my new wife. What change form do I need to amend my deed. I know I need to submit it to the county clerk.
I agree, you need a new deed prepared for transfer by you as the surviving joint tenant to you and your new wife. Fairly simple but there are other forms that must accompany the Deed for recording and I suggest you retain and attorney to prepare the documents.See question
I'm currently renting an apartment from someone who is selling their home. I was told this sale would not affect me or my lease. I was asked to leave because the current owners can't find a place to live and want to live in the apartment I'm curre...
I agree. They cannot evict you on 3 days notice. Pay our rent and consul with an experienced LT attorney in your area.See question
I live in New Jersey and recently I started seeing roaches and mice in my apartment. I contacted the leasing office and they sent out an exterminator and to treat the issue, since they came out it only looks as if the problem is becoming worse. Th...
After notice to the landlord and a second attempt to cure the problem, you can withhold your rent on notice to the landlord until the landlord cures the problem. The landlord may sue you for eviction for non-payment of rent, but you may have a habitability claim as a defense.See question
It is almost 2 years since my tenant ran out owing me 3 'moths of rent. I recently found out where she lives. Her current landlord is evicting her and suing for rent Is it too late for me to sue for the back rent?
It's not too late, but as my colleague said, even if you get a judgment your are second in priority if the prior landlord gets a judgment first,. But you never know; the judgment stays active for at least 20 years and if the person's fortunes change you may actually collect someday. The cost of filing is not that much and if she owes you a lot of $ it may be worth it.See question
I rent a room in my house to a friend and her boyfriend. Her boyfriend wants to stop me from talking to his girlfriend's sister. The sister keeps calling, with her father's permission, in spite of my asking her to stop until I could work out the s...
First of all, you may be illegally renting a room in your home, which could result in a building department summons and a payment to the tenant for relocation expenses because it is an illegal occupavcy. It sounds like this is a personal matter. You need to talk to a lawyer.See question
The tenants destroyed the carpets and did not give me advance notice. My tenants are suing me and I am concerned how judge will handle this since I didn't put security deposit in an landlord tenant account.
Did you notify the tenant of the damage by mail within 30 days of the date they vacated? Also, you do not say whether you returned any of the security deposit to the tenant. I suggest you consult with an attorney. If you did not return the security deposit the tenant can obtain double the amount of any part of the security deposit wrongfully withheld.See question
This is my first time ever renting a extra room in my house to anyone. Since moving in one year ago he's lost his job and his only means of transportation after four months. Now disabled and in need of hip replacement he can barely walk. He's unem...
The tenancy may be contrary to law as an unlawful occupancy. If you are renting a room in a one-family home, your local township ordinances may prohibit that and you may be subject to housing code violations and the payment of relocation expenses to the tenant. I suggest that you consult with an experienced landlord-tenant attorney before proceeding.See question