Landlord Tenant Law

rental-agreementIf you are a landlord or a tenant in New Jersey, you know that sometimes disputes may arise involving a rental agreement.  In these situations, both parties have legal rights that can protect them in the case of a disagreement.  An experienced lawyer who understands landlord tenant law can help both landlords and tenants exercise their rights and reach a fair outcome.


If you are a tenant, there are only a few specific reasons that your landlord can use to try to evict you. If these conditions are not met, then the law will protect you against an unlawful eviction.  For example, non-payment of rent may be justified if the landlord has done something to breach the rental agreement or lease, or if the rental property is uninhabitable.  A rental property may be uninhabitable if it is not safe or fit for people to live in.  There are also laws that protect your right to privacy in a rented property.  A landlord who violates your rights may be subject to fines or penalties.  With the help of an attorney, you can protect your rights and make sure that you are treated fairly as a renter.


Being a landlord with a troublesome tenant can be extremely frustrating.  If you have a tenant who is causing damage to the property or not paying his rent, you may want to have the tenant evicted.  As a landlord, however, you must use the legal system before a tenant can be kicked out.  Landlords who violate the law may be subject to fines and penalties.  In addition to evicting a tenant, you may also want to recover unpaid rent that you are owed.  An experienced lawyer can work with you to determine what your goals are and how to best exercise your legal rights to achieve these goals.

Have a Landlord Tenant Issue?

If you are a landlord or a tenant who is dealing with a problematic rental situation, please contact us today to discuss your landlord tenant case with one of our New Jersey attorneys.