The Landlord has the option to renew your lease or not without any reason to you. remember, you are the tenant and it is his building. The landlord can look out of his window whenever he wants and yes, he can check who is coming in and out of the building. Why not? It is a safety issue for him. If this bothers you..
So, you want to retaliate for what you think is the landlord, who owns the building, is invading your [privacy by looking out the window.. so you want to report him to the police because he sleeps in his basement... really?
Just move on dude. You are wasting too much energy in the world on this apartment and your perceived notions on how a person should run their life and belongings.
But a yearly lease that is not renewed automatically becomes a month-to-month lease when the year in the lease ends
If you want to be a ball buster, did the landlord ever file a Landlord Identity Statement with the local health /housing department. Required in NJ. How about a certificate of occupancy or smoke detector compliance inspection?
We both have issues with each other and does not like they are going to get resolved.
One big issue I have is that when we open up the main door to get in into the house, he always peeks in from his window that is overlooking the main entrance door to the house to see who is getting in. I think it invades my privacy. I have my teenage son who freaks out everytime it happens.
Question 1. Can i do something about it? Can i complain somewhere about the above?
Question 2. Owner is sleeping in his basement too, can i complain somewhere about it.
I know everyone in my town-mayor,cops,town hall etc since the last 20 years.
Or if there is nothing i can do much since he occupies 1 apartment, should i peacefully leave when the lease ends/if he asks me too.
I am asking this because i need to be aware of my rights and do not want to get shortchanged.