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Landlord Negligence

Is my landlord obligated to return my security deposit?

Landlords request security deposits from their tenants to cover any damage to the property or unexpected expenses after the lease is up. Upon moving out, New Jersey law stipulates that landlords must return the security deposit within one month after the tenant moves. However, landlords may be obligated to return the deposit sooner depending on the circumstances.

Practice fire safety in your rental home

Fires in apartment buildings can be especially dangerous because the blaze may quickly spread among units. While landlords have a legal obligation to provide safe living quarters, tenants also have a responsibility to take fire prevention steps. Whether you rent an apartment, townhome or single-family home, practice these smart fire safety tips. Care when cooking

What is negligently maintained property?

If you are a renter, it is important to be aware of your rights where property maintenance is concerned. It is very possible for you or your family to suffer injury or illness due to poorly-maintained property. Getting sick or being hurt in certain common areas of your landlord’s property may necessitate legal action against

What is the warranty of habitability?

If you rent your home, your landlord has duties under the law to ensure that your residence is safe. While your landlord does not hold responsibility for every issue that may occur in your home, if something happens that endangers you and your family, it usually falls under the landlord’s obligations to fix the situation.

Is my landlord liable for my injury?

Living in a rental is a nice option if you do not want to buy a home in New Jersey. Your landlord has many responsibilities when it comes to keeping your rental unit safe and habitable. You also have some responsibilities for keeping your home in good condition. However, despite everyone’s best efforts, sometimes, things