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Landlord Tenant Law - Eviction Defense: Landlord Registration Act

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 A tenant can be evicted only if the landlord obeys the eviction process and if a Judge finds cause for eviction under the Anti-Eviction Act. A tenant can defeat an eviction complaint by showing the eviction process were not correctly followed, or that cause for eviction does not exist, or that the landlord has not met other duties under the law. This blog will address the defense of "Landlord Registration Act" 

Landlord Registration Act

New Jersey law requires any landlord who rents real property, e.g., houses, apartments, or buildings, to register certain information with the clerk of the city or town where the building is located. If your building contains three or more apartments, the landlord also must register with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in Trenton.

The law requires that the landlord list his or her name and address and the telephone number of someone—such as the superintendent, janitor, or other person—who can be reached at any time and who is responsible for ordering emergency repairs and receiving complaints from tenants. The law also requires the landlord to provide a lot of other information as well. The landlord must display this information at the property in a place where tenants can see it, and the landlord must give this information in writing to each tenant. See N.J.S.A. 46:8-28 and 29. 

Failure to conform to the requirments set forth above can be grounds for a defense to an eviction. If you are facing an eviction, contact the Landlord Tenant Attorneys at Fazzio Law, we are in your corner!

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