Landlord-Tenant Lawyer Trenton
Tenant issues can place a significant burden on a landlord, who maintains certain responsibilities and costs regardless of the tenant’s ability and willingness to pay. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. represents landlords of apartment complexes, condominium associations, real estate professionals, individual owners of rental properties, and other landlords in disputes with tenants. Call today to schedule a free consultation to speak with one of our attorneys regarding your Landlord-Tenant issues.
Non-Payment of Rent in New Jersey
One of the most difficult issues a landlord may face is the Eviction of a Tenant. Most New Jersey tenants are protected by the Anti-Eviction Act, which provides 18 specific causes for which a tenant may be evicted. The most common reason for eviction falls within the causes enumerated by the Act: non-payment of rent.
Unlike in Philadelphia, a landlord in New Jersey is protected, and will not be forced to wait to collect or to take installment payments from delinquent tenants. The landlord has the ability to file for a Judgement of Possession if the tenant owes and either needs more time to make payments or refuses to pay money owed. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. will help you to secure a Judgement of Possession, and seek a court order for a Warrant of Removal to have the tenant locked out of the property. We will continue to work with you throughout the process to ensure that your goals are met.
Notice Actions in New Jersey
Among the permitted reasons for eviction in the Act are those which are called “notice” type actions. These require the Landlord to provide the Tenant with appropriate notices prior to pursuing an eviction. Some notice actions include:
- Breach of landlord rules
- Disorderly conduct
- Drug Violations
- Harassment of the landlord or other tenants
- Destruction of the rented premises
- Habitual late rent payments
Why do I Need an Attorney?
Landlord-Tenant disputes are best handled by those otherwise not involved in the matter. Self-help is always a bad idea; therefore, engaging the legal process to handle these matters is the best course of action for a landlord. Experienced landlord-tenant attorneys can help you to achieve a prompt and favorable resolution of these matters.
In cases where preserving the life of the contract with the tenant is either unlikely or undesired, The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help you.
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