Legal Question in Real Estate Law in New Jersey

My landlord after 13 years of renting has raised my rent this year from 1860-2100. He has given me 1 day notice. Is this legal,and what are my options?

Asked on 10/31/11, 2:41 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Miriam Jacobson Law Offices of Miriam N. Jacobson

The landlord is required to give you notice much earlier than that. If you had a written lease, it would specify the timing of such notice. Considering the amount of time you've been there, the amount of the increase doesn't sound outrageous, but you are entitled to advance notice and should have the option of deciding not to remain in the property if you do not agree with the increase.

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Answered on 10/31/11, 4:45 pm
Larry Raiken Larry S Raiken LLC

In order to respond I need to see a copy of your lease but the least amount of time if you have no lease is 30 days notice of any increase. Please call my office and schedule an appointment.

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Answered on 11/01/11, 7:08 am


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