Notice To Quit
I live in a CO-OP building on a month to month lease. In the first week of July I was given a “Notice To Quit” on August 1, 2000 from attorneys representing the building due to the sale of the apartment. I was only able to find an apartment for 8/31 occupancy. I arranged with the buyer of my apartment and the building manager to stay until 8/31 since the buyer was not going to move in until the middle of September. However, I was recently contacted by the attorney for the building stating that by law I have to leave by 8/1. The attorney informed me that the only way for me to stay until 8/31 was if he went to court to file a judgement against me, but I wouldn’t be served until 9/1. He also told me that I would have to pay his court costs. What are my rights if any? Should I pay his court costs? If not can I be sued? Can they withhold my security deposit. what happens if I pay the rent for August? thank you in advance
Notice To Quit I live in a CO-OP building on a month to month lease.
Notice To Quit
Re: Notice To Quit
You are a protected tenant under the NJ Anti-Eviction Act. You do not have to move until a Judge in a court tells you that you have to. You may be obligated to pay the landlords legal fees if your lease provides for it. The landlord must serve you with a 2 month Notice to Quit prior to commencing legal action against you. The landlord also cannot use self help to evict you or lock you out. Call me if you need representation.
Levy Ehrlich & Petriello, Esqs.
60 Park Place, Suite 1016
Newark, NJ 07102-5504