We rarely represent Landlords or Tenants in Landlord Tenant Court

Sep 26, 2018 | New Jersey Eviction

Landlord Tenant court is Not an Area of Law This Firm Handles on a day to day basis

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We have in the past worked for both landlords and tenants.  We understand complex issues like how bankruptcy and eviction can work together. Because of Covid-19 the landlord tenants courts have lost their efficiency in dealing with non-paying tenants.  If you are solely relying on what the sheriff told you or a clerk at the courthouse, realize that they are not experts. If you want an expert, find an attorney who spends 90% of their day in landlord tenant court.  We do not do this.

Before we can give you any legal advice we will have to do a conflict check to make sure we would not compromise any one of our previous clients by offering legal advice to you. At this time we have stopped providing free consultations related to landlord tenant issues as we cannot keep up with the demand while making no money and conflicting us out of representing people in the future.   Before we can give any advice, we need to know your name, address along with the name and address of the person that you are having issues with. The two bad reviews we have on line are from non-clients unhappy with our process in saying we are not a one stop shop for everyone available on 30 seconds notice.   We can only represent one side of an issue and that includes providing consultations, and providing them for free is not able to pay for the staff especially when we get bad reviews based on not helping people.

We offer a wide range of Realty services related to the law, and providing free tenant consults can stop us from being able to make money.  If you want free help, contact the volunteer lawyers for justice in NJ.  It was common for us to settle disputes between landlords and tenants prior to court or at the first meeting prior to going to see a judge, but now the courts are not working, we cannot get the results people want, so we have stopped helping both landlords and tenants. .

We comprehend all aspects of property law in New Jersey from security deposits to foreclosure defense and tenant’s rights in foreclosure along with the land lord’s rights. However, we cannot continue to answer 30 calls a week for tenants who want free advice. Or landlords we cannot help.  We used to work with either side of the issue when a landlord wants to evict tenants so they can occupy the property for their personal use. We continue to build a solid standing in the local community by providing professional real estate legal services including foreclosure defense that fulfills our clients’ expectations and commercial and residential closings on properties.

We still provide free consultations for probate issues, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, and real estate purchases. However for land lord tenant matters we charge a minimum of  $2500 for consultation plus one appearance at court for tenant eviction matters. Additional appearances are $450 each. This is not the cheapest price on the market.  If you want cheaper call around.

If you are a landlord, we charge $2500 for eviction for non-payment of rent. Additional appearances are $450. For eviction for any other reason than non-payment, we require a $4500 retainer.  Minimum costs will be $2056, however if we are required to do extensive legal work we will be required to bill hourly.  We are trying to be upfront with our pricing.

As a Litigation Attorney in Jersey City, NJ or anywhere in Hudson County for that matter we represent renters for issues related to:
• Nonpayment of rent
• Pets
• Landlord Harassment and Retaliation
• Lease breaches
• Residential leases
• Eviction of tenants
• Defending claims of prohibited usage of property
• Defending claims of unauthorized tenants
• Dealing with breaches of a lease by a tenant
• Defending claims of Property Damage
• Obtaining orders for landlords to make repairs
• Security deposit problems
• Lack of heat or utility issues
• Discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, and sex.

As a Litigation Attorney in Jersey City, NJ or anywhere in Hudson County for Landlords we:

• Evict for violations of a lease or nonpayment of rent
• Evict tenants while they are in Bankruptcy if they are not doing what is required
• Deal with enforcement of damage or unauthorized Pets caused by pets
• Defend you from claims of Harassment or Retaliation
• Create Residential Leases
• Eliminate illegal utilization of your property through eviction or dialogue
• Remove unauthorized renters through eviction or dialogue such as increasing rent
• Coping with breaches of a lease by a tenant
• Applying claims of Property Damage
• Defending claims of discrimination predicated on age, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.

In the event you’re a landlord, and also you are required to have someone evicted, we charge $2500 per eviction case -$500 for multiple evictions. We offer $500 off for multiple evictions filed at the same time in the same county (different cities in the same county qualify for the discount.). We’ll refund $500 if the individual leaves prior to the scheduled court appearance. You need to inform us of this prior to the day of court.  Just as we know how to defend matters related to tenant issues, we also know the way to ensure the proper way to evict renters.

We understand what it takes to achieve success both defending and prosecuting evictions in New Jersey.

Talk to an New Jersey Litigation Attorney to handle any issue in Hudson County New Jersey. We will review your situation. We charge $500 for a landlord-tenant consultation but will apply it to the full cost of defending or prosecuting an eviction if you retain us. Most Landlord-Tenant issues can be answered in a 60-minute consultation. If you need to hire us, we will apply the $500 to the entire fee.

Email us at We are a customer first law firm that works for you. We will go over your situation to determine if we can help. Call us at 973-200-1111.
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