Separate Receipts, Separate Problems

By, Robyn Latman, Esq. Could providing each co-tenant with a separate receipt for a portion of the rent become a problem for a Landlord? Recently, I had an interesting conversation with a new Landlord. She and her husband had just purchased a two-family home in New Jersey. Both units were occupied at closing. “My tenant asked… Read more »

A Tenant And An Expired Lease. So What?

By, Robyn Latman, Esq.  Do you cringe when you hear that a tenant’s lease has expired, and the Landlord isn’t doing anything about it? What’s the deal with those expired leases anyway? In New Jersey, a tenant can remain as a month to month tenant from the date that her written lease expired until the date… Read more »

Short-sale Auctions

The Short Sale Process in NJ Has Changed Over the past several years the short-sale process has changed; sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse.  These changes generally (i) involved the short-sale seller, short-sale lienholder, and the short-sale contractual purchaser and (ii) pertained to documents that needed to be provided by the short-sale… Read more »

Landlord seeking Lawyer

By Robyn Latman, Esq.    Are you a Landlord?  You need a lawyer.  Not just any lawyer.  You need a lawyer who gets you, who gets what you need, and who knows how to get that for you. Let me explain.  Last week, I attended a meeting for Real Estate Investors.  This was my first… Read more »

Underground Storage (Fuel) Tanks

One of the biggest concerns purchasers of real estate in New Jersey have (from both a residential and commercial perspective) are environmental issues.  Part of this stems from health concerns, and part of it stems from remediation costs concerns.  While the potential environmental issues that can occur are vast, for purposes of this blog we… Read more »

Durable Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney is a legal document that you should set up long before you ever need it. In it you empower an individual to act on your behalf during your lifetime. The trusted individual is known as your agent. The powers given to your agent become void upon your death. Whatever powers… Read more »


One of the things that I’ve learned from the media, periodicals, and people I have spoken to is the key to a successful financial future is diversification. Diversification, however, does not only mean diversifying within the stock market itself, or having stocks, bonds, and mutual funds in your portfolio. It also can mean owning real… Read more »

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