Legal Question in Landlord & Tenant Law in New Jersey

Raising Rent

My new landlord is tring to raise my rent from $300 to $750. He is now mad because I said I will only give him a 2.3% raise and Now he don't even want to take the rent money and he is saying that he will put me out now.

Asked on 12/18/04, 11:25 am

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Michael Carroll Michael D. Carroll, L.L.C.
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Re: Raising Rent

If he does try to evict you, you would have to claim that such a high increase is unconscionable. You may want to try to bargain with him. Check to see if your muncipality has a rent control ordinance that may affect your property.

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Answered on 12/20/04, 8:53 am

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