Landlord/Tenant Matters

New Jersey laws place a lot of requirements and responsibilities upon landlords.  If you are a landlord, it is important for you to be aware of and comply with legal requirements to maximize your ability to recover for unpaid rent and damages.  Failure to comply with legal requirements could affect your ability to evict a tenant if it becomes necessary to do so.

New Jersey laws protect tenants in many ways.  For instance, tenants have protections under the New Jersey Anti-Eviction Act, Security Deposit Act and the Abandoned Property Act.  As a tenant, it is important to hire an attorney to assist you with entering into a lease, with any habitability issues that arise, with eviction proceedings, with recovering your security deposit, etc.  Having an attorney could mean the difference between eviction and the ability to remain in your home.

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, let me help you.

Association Matters

Linda A. Peoples, Esq. has experience with litigating matters that involve community associations including lake associations, condominium associations and townhome associations. (See Lake Community Property Owners Association, Inc. v. Zeugin,

Avoid trying to take on the board of an association without the assistance of an attorney. There are instances where property owners are not aware that they become members of an Association upon purchase of their property. Some property owners learn of their membership only when the Association places a lien on their property for thousands of dollars of delinquent dues, assessments, late fees and attorney fees that the Association allowed to accumulate for years. New Jersey has several laws applicable to associations and it is important that you have legal representation to ensure that your rights are protected.

Real Estate Litigation

No attorney-client relationship is created until (1) a formal, written retainer agreement is signed by both the attorney and the client specifying the terms of the attorney’s representation and (2) the client pays the initial retainer fee provided for within the retainer agreement.  The website of The Peoples Firm LLC in no way provides legal advise.   Before The Peoples Firm LLC is retained, it is necessary to consult with Linda A. Peoples, Esq. about your case to determine what legal services you require and the strength of your case.  It is within the sole discretion of Linda A. Peoples, Esq. whether to accept or decline representation.



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