Landlord/Tenant

NEW JERSEY LANDLORD NOT ENTITLED TO LATE FEES FROM SECURITY DEPOSIT

Renting an apartment, house or condominium is commonplace among many people. Perhaps you have moved home from college and do not want to reside with your parents or you are about relocate for your job.  In both instances, the terms of the lease signed by the landlord and tenant will dictate the ongoing tenancy. Thus, it is extremely important that you understand…
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COURT TOSSES CONSUMER FRAUD COUNT AGAINST AVALONBAY

The Avalon Edgewater fire, that engulfed and destroyed the luxury unit apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey, was subject of one of this firm’s prior posts. The fire displaced over 1,000 tenants and affected all nearby residents.  The fire was reported to be so large that it could be seen across the Hudson River on the west side of Manhattan. The fire…
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LANDLORD’S 30 YEAR VOYAGE TO EVICT A TENANT

At times being a landlord can be very profitable. However, that is only when you have a paying tenant. In some cases landlords no longer seek to rent out a property and instead would like to live there themselves. Easier said than done. The Anti-Eviction Statutes in New Jersey heavily favor the tenant(s). In Cashin v. Bello, the landlord, Cashin,…
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Landlord’s Slip and Fall Nightmare

Everywhere we walk there are sidewalks. As with everything, sidewalks begin to deteriorate as time passes. Many sidewalks have been lifted by a tree root or contain cracks and divots. Individuals can suffer serious injuries from what appears to be just a slip and fall. These injuries can lead to a personal injury lawsuit and the injured party must know…
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Tenants of Avalon Edgewater file Class-Action Suit

Throughout the State of New Jersey, many people elect to rent an apartment for an array of reasons including location and convenience. Unfortunately, in some instances the landlord/tenant relationship may result in court appearances. A class-action lawsuit has been brought against AvalonBay Communities over the January 21st fire that destroyed a 408-unit luxury apartment building in Edgewater New Jersey, displacing…
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