New Jersey Landlord Tenant Attorney

Serving Clients in Ocean and Monmouth County

The real estate attorneys at The Law Office of K. Johnson, Esq., LLC are accessible and focused on getting our clients results. We know it’s a pain, disconcerting, or even frightening when the person handling your legal affairs or case can’t be reached.

That’s why as a landlord-tenant attorney in New Jersey, we prioritize maintaining communication with clients. You can expect no longer than a business day to pass before you hear back from us after leaving a voicemail or email.

Lawyers representing the legal rights of both landlords and tenants

Renting a house, apartment or business space from someone creates a legal relationship between the property owner and the tenant.  The law imposes rights and responsibilities for both parties, and a breach of either may give rise to a legal cause of action.  When a party to a lease fails to live up to their responsibilities or violates the other’s rights, the aggrieved party may be able to bring a lawsuit to rectify the situation.  

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The law that governs the relationship between landlords and tenants can be extremely complicated, and anyone having a dispute with a landlord or tenant should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.  We are dedicated to representing people involved in landlord-tenant disputes, and pride ourselves on providing superior legal representation at a reasonable cost.

What is the Most Common Cause of Litigation Between a Landlord and Tenant?

As with any other agreement, if one party breaches a lease’s terms, the other party may file a lawsuit to enforce the terms. The non-payment of rent is the most frequent reason for disputes between landlords and tenants.

New Jersey law makes an effort to give landlords a quick legal remedy by drastically reducing the amount of time a defendant has to respond and giving the case priority over the majority of other sorts of cases on the court calendar for an early hearing date. The process is referred to as a “Unlawful Detainer.”

Do Unlawful Detainer Actions Favor The Landlord Or The Tenant?

The procedural balance in unlawful detainer cases frequently favors the landlord over the tenant. Due of this, courts are quite severe in upholding the landlord’s procedural requirements. An unlawful detainer case may be rejected by the court due to a very minor technical mistake made by the landlord. Of course, it can be re-filed, but while that is being done, the amount of unpaid rent keeps growing.

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Handling all aspects of landlord-tenant law

Landlord-tenant law regulates the relationships between renters and property owners, and imposes certain duties on both parties.  New Jersey’s landlord-tenant law varies in residential and commercial leases. We are knowledgeable and experienced in both areas.  Our attorneys are experienced in both the transactional aspects of this area of practice, and the litigation aspects, should disputes arise.  

Disputes may sometimes be resolved with a simple letter written by a knowledgeable attorney, and sometimes they require litigation.  In either situation, it is always best to resolve disputes with the help and guidance of an experienced landlord-tenant attorney.

Some of the landlord-tenant matters that we handle include the following:

  • Lease drafting and negotiation
  • Evictions
  • Failure to pay rent
  • Problems with property upkeep
  • Repairs
  • Abandonment
  • Ground leases
  • Implied warranty of habitability issues
  • Quiet enjoyment claims
  • Discriminatory practices
  • Security deposit claims

Contact Our Landlord Tenant Lawyers Today

If you are involved in a landlord-tenant matter you should contact an experienced landlord-tenant attorney as soon as possible.  We are dedicated to helping people in landlord-tenant matters as quickly and efficiently as possible.  We offer consultations, and our office is conveniently located in Brick, New Jersey, just minutes from the Garden State Parkway. To schedule a consultation, call us today at 732-477-4921.  To reach us via email, please fill out our online contact form and a member of our staff will contact you promptly.

Our focus on results means we strive to get the best possible outcome for you, no matter what. We know your legal goals have tangible meaning to your everyday life and consequences for you and your family. That’s why our landlord-tenant lawyers in New Jersey strive for the most agreeable resolution or best result and why we always begin your legal strategy with those goals in mind.

Do you need help settling a dispute with a renter or property owner?
Call 732-477-4921 or contact us for a free consultation with a New Jersey landlord-tenant lawyer