First, you can contact the town to find out if this is a legal 2 family home. The township will also be able to tell you if there are outstanding violations at the property. If it is an illegal apartment, you may be entitled to relocation fees from the landlord.
Second, you should have your own meter unless your landlord is adding extra charges for utilities to your monthly rent.
MARY TOM, ESQ.
HUNZIKER, JONES & SWEENEY, P.A.
Wayne Plaza II
155 Route 46 West
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone No. (973) 256-0456
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