Real Estate

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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NJ SUPREME COURT RULING PROVIDES HOAs RECOURSE FOR FAULTY WORKMANSHIP

For many people a great starter home is a condominium unit. This takes the responsibilities of maintaining the grounds, shoveling snow, etc. and places it on the Home Owners Association (“HOA”).  In return, you are required to pay a monthly fee. For some, this provides more freedom and the ability to enjoy a variety of activities, while others would prefer to own…
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PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS IN NEW JERSEY

It’s the summer time at the Jersey Shore and all you want to do is go to the beach.  You could go to Sea Bright, Belmar or Point Pleasant – the list is endless.  Perhaps even walk onto the beach in Deal.  The problem in many places is the actual access to the beach.  Many beachfront homes, beach clubs, restaurants,…
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FORCED REAL ESTATE SALE IN NJ POST-DIVORCE ACTION

Unfortunately in many divorce matters the parties are forced to sell the marital residence for a multitude of reasons. In most cases it is because neither party can afford the overhead expense of solely owning the marital residence. There are some scenarios where the parties’ Property Settlement Agreement (an agreement which distributes all assets/liabilities accrued during the marriage) may state…
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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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