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Joe, Renter in 07090

Can a Apt compex send me to collection for not giving them a 60 day notice on a month to month. And try to collect 2 months of rent?

Asked by Joe, 07090 Mon May 14, 2012

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Joe - you DO have a written lease, don't you?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 15, 2012
In NJ, a typical month to month lease means you have to give 30 days. If your lease ran out (expired) and you automatically became a month to month tenant, then your required notice is 30 days. However, the terms of your lease will dictate how much notice you agreed to give by signing the lease.
Once you give notice, you do have to pay your rent during the time you are living there. If you don't give the notice required in your lease you are responsible for the rent. The landlord can take you to landlord/tenant court and get a judgment against you if the judge finds you are in violation of your lease.
If you would like a copy of the NJ landlord tenant handbook, contact me via Trulia or my website and I will be happy to email it over to you.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 15, 2012
If your lease states that your are to give a 60 day notice than you are responsible for that amount
due. So yes, it can go to collection but usually Rent is a judgement.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 14, 2012
You need to check with the Lease that you signed with the Complex. Even with a "month-to-month", there may be wording regarding how much advance notice you must give (best to give it in writing so you have a record!). Likely the Lease will detail the financial penalty (if any) of not giving the required notice.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 14, 2012
No one on trulia can answer this without seeing or reading your lease.

What does it say in regard to giving notice to move?

How much notice did you give?

If the lease says you need to give 60 days notice before moving, and you didn't......then yes, you should and can be responsible for the rent.

For a legal a local real estate attorney to clarify this.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 14, 2012
What does it say on your RENTAL CONTRACT?

You should probably be pro-active, not let it "work itself out" because they could hit your credit rating.
Contact the DA if you need to.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 14, 2012
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