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Re: New owner/landlord isn't cashing rent checks
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wow. Does it really cost $1500 for a studio in Journal Square?

I would recommend you discuss this with an attorney. Chances are they have seen these things happen and know the best way to handle this.

Posted on: 10/11 9:51
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Re: Matsikoudis want to expand rent control?
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I am not a big fan with the current rent control laws. The more I learn about it the more I don’t like it. For example, you cannot charge more than $35 late fee (even if your lease says $50). $35 is not much of a deterrent to get your tenant to pay on time. This in turn doesn’t help the landlord paying their mortgage on time. If you have to take your tenant to court for nonpayment, you cannot charge them “attorney fees” (even if your lease says you can). In New York, your rent controlled apartment needs to be your primary residence. In Jersey City, a person paying $400 rent can keep the apartment and not technically live there. These tenants take advantage and find ways to make money off the apartment (like Airbnb). The Jersey City Housing inspectors are also only for the tenants. They can send a landlord a violation if a tenant has a small crack on the wall, however, if a tenant has 2 space heaters plugged into a flimsy extension cord (clearly a fire hazard) they would do absolutely nothing. Good luck taking them to court, the Judge will almost always favor the tenant.

It sounds like Bill M. wants to revise the rent control laws to continue to only favor the tenants. To make matters worse, he wants to spread it to those who own property below 5 units. That is not cool. I would rather someone revise rent control from both a landlord and tenant perspective and understand the full picture.

Posted on: 10/8 10:34
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Landlord/Tenant Attorney
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Can anyone recommend a really good landlord/tenant attorney?

thank you

Posted on: 6/10 19:50
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Is this right?

with the example someone gave below.
Zillow estimates its value at $1.6 million. She currently pays around $11,200 in property taxes, and should be paying $30k.

Would this person be able to sell her home at $1.6M if her taxes are now $30k? I would expect the value to go down once the taxes are increased.

I am looking to buy a home in Jersey City. Would you recommend I wait a year to see how this all plays out?
From what I am reading the home values in JC went down in 1988 after the last reval. Was this because of the reval or was it because the market in general was not doing very well (1987 market crash- Black Monday)?

Posted on: 5/26 8:24
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Re: Palisade Lumber shutting down in Mid to late May
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That is not good.

Does anyone know where else I can buy Marvin Windows?

Posted on: 4/25 16:33
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Re: Light bulbs in a rental unit
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The tenant is usually responsible for changing the light bulbs and smoke alarm batteries in the apartment.

Posted on: 2016/11/20 17:46
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Re: Port Authority To Jersey City - Drop Dead
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I don’t take the path anymore but when I did (20 year ago) I had the same complaint.

“Many passengers complain of crammed commutes, or having to wait for trains to pass before boarding one that isn’t packed”

It seems like the only thing that changed with the path from 20 years ago is the price hike and the use of metrocards.

Maybe the trains today carry more people than the older ones. I noticed the trains today have reconfigured seating to hold more people.

Posted on: 2016/6/6 16:40
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Demolition man recommended?
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I am renovating my basement. Can anyone recommend someone/team to do the demolition and also remove all the garbage? Thank you

Posted on: 2016/2/13 9:55
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Re: Seeking a reliable Landlord/Tenant Lawyer
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I believe if it was dismissed without prejudice he can re-file

Posted on: 2015/10/18 17:11
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Re: Puccini's sold ?
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Yes it is true

Posted on: 2014/7/22 16:43
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Re: Changing Wood to Stone Stairs in a Historic District
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I think it would depend on Dan's mood.

It was recently completed a few months ago on 4th st (between Jersey Ave & Coles)


Posted on: 2013/11/15 12:48
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Re: JC landlord registration?
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Did it come in registered mail? Maybe you can just ignore it?

Posted on: 2013/2/26 15:21
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Re: Australians investors buying up Jersey City housing
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That is probably how they got away with installing white vinyl windows on their 4th street historic property. I guess their local contactors weren’t aware of the process for historic homes.

Posted on: 2013/1/24 9:22
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Re: Madison (Condo) on the Van Vorst Park
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I remember them having a HUGE (very old) oil tank in the basement. I hope that was removed.

Posted on: 2011/10/20 13:39
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Re: Abandoned funeral home on Jersey at 4th St.
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Hi have heard about the coffin corner in the old homes.

I looked it up on the net:

The above is actually a very popular architectural myth that grows with every historic house tour. The reason for the indentations on the staircases is purely architecturaly decorative. Evidence does not exist which shows that people could not merely move the body downstairs where the coffin was being kept for showing.

Posted on: 2009/5/7 16:58
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Re: Say Yes to Safe Sidewalks and Say NO to Carports (AGAIN!)
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What ever happened with this? Did they vote no on the carports?

thanks

Posted on: 2007/11/12 9:14
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