Can lawyer's fees be deducted from your security ?

Asked by L.a, Orange, NJ Fri Feb 10, 2012

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Diane Glander, Agent, Spring Lake, NJ
Sat Feb 11, 2012
Most leases have a clause that states that if the landlord has to use an attorney to recoup on losses from your tenancy, they can deduct them from security deposits if there is enough money to cover then. Otherwise, they can file suit against you to collect them.
Check your lease. If you feel you are being charged unfairly, get yourself an attorney and go after your landlord.
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Marsha Bowen…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Sat Feb 11, 2012
Hi La,

You might want to review your lease as there might be a clause in it that allows the landlord to charge the tenant attorney fees in the case of an eviction proceeding.

Good luck!
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Scott Godzyk, Agent, Manchester, NH
Sat Feb 11, 2012
If the landlord has to pay to evict you or enforce the lease then probabily, you should google lanlord tenant law NJ and read through the section on sec deposit and lawyer fees. good luck
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Wayne Odenbr…, Agent, Mountain Lakes, NJ
Sat Feb 11, 2012
It depends on what the Attorney fees were for.
Michael asked a good question. Why are there Attorney fees?
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Michael Emery, , Minneapolis, MN
Fri Feb 10, 2012
Why would your landlord have incurred lawyers fees? Did they sue you?
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