What to do with a bad Landlord ?

1 Answers. Asked on Mar 08th, 2013 on Landlord and Tenant Law - New Jersey
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5 months inthis Condo unit and Landord fails to provide my assigned Parking spaces info and use of pool tags , as stated in my lease. Reason ?He's not paying Association dues . Now I wont pay rent until I get what I was told. Can I get in trouble for not paying ? Thanks
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Answered on Mar 08th, 2013 at 3:17 PM

You have several options. You can pay the rent and sue the landlord for breach of the lease agreement or you can withhold the rent. If you choose the latter, the landlord will presumably start an eviction action and you will have the opportunity to have a habitability hearing after you post the disputed amount into Court. Thereafter, the Court may grant you an abatement as a result of the lack of habitability. Should you have any questions I suggest you contact an attorney.

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