Legal Question in Environmental Law in New Jersey

Landlord Soil Contamination

I own an auto repair business in New

Jersey and we have been closed

down for about 3 months due to a

soil contamination problem. We lease

the land and building from a landlord.

The EPA sent us a letter detailing the

cleanup and insuring us it wouldn’t

take more than a few days. It seems

as if the landlord dragged his feet

cleaning up the soil causing us to

lose earnings as well as potential

new customers. Do I have a

negligence case against him because

he did nothing to fix the problems for

numerous months? Thanks for your

help.

Asked on 11/09/07, 12:12 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

John Corbett Corbett Law Firm LLC

Re: Landlord Soil Contamination

Yes, you probably have a cause of action against the landlord. There may also be funds available from the State to compensate you depending on the exact nature of the contamination and how it has been categorized.

My firm handles matters of this type, however it may be easier for you to work with a lawyer whose office is closer to you. (You did not give your Zip code.) If I can be of further help to you, call or email.

See also: http://info.corbettlaw.net/lawguru.htm

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Answered on 11/10/07, 12:10 am


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