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February 13, 2012

George asks…

can you explain section 8 for rent apt in nj?

i am new here and heard section 8 for rent apt… what about this… they write section 8 ok…………

they dont ask income or lease what????????????

Administrator answers:

You have to be low income for the area you want to reside in (where in NJ do you want to reside [name of county/city]).

The local housing authority will verify all your income to find out whether you qualify for Section 8. There is usually a long waiting list (at least in most major metropolitan areas) – of at least 1 year.

After you have qualified and are able to get the voucher, the local housing authority verifies your income again (to make sure you are still considered “low income.”)

Then, if everything checks out, a voucher will be issued (for a maximum amount and/or number of bedrooms [bedrooms depends on the number of people you have in your family and the gender of those people]).

Then, it will be up to you to find a landlord who is willing to accept Section 8 vouchers. You will still have to pay an amount of rent to your landlord (anywhere from 10-20% of the rent, while the remaining amount (80-90%) is paid by the housing authority [section 8 voucher]). It is up to the housing authority to determine fair market value of the apartment and the landlord can either take it or leave it.

You enter into a lease with the landlord and contracts with the housing authority (tells you what your obligations are). The landlord enters into a contract with the housing authority (won’t take more rent than what it contracted for, etc.).

That’s about it. I hope this helps! ^_^

Michael asks…

How doi rent an apt in ny/nj as a student have good credit no guarantor?

hi i have been looking for an apt in ny/nj i school in manhattan for over a month its getting a little fraustrating i have good credit never had a late payment but anytime i see something i like and tell the realtor or landlord they say oh oh how you going to pay as a student i show them evidence of student loans (which are more than enough to cover 2ce the rent apart from tuition) but they dont want to rent to me.I dont have a gurantor and my parents dont live in this area.what do i do?

Administrator answers:

Go on craigslist.org and look in roommmates/shares u could find a roommate who already has a place and their old roommate left. This way you dont have to go through the same process of proving a guarontor (the person on the lease willprobably already have one) in the meantime i woudl get a rental reference letter to prove u make ur monthly payments on time as well as have an extra months security to prove u can make ur payments without a guarontor. (you shouldnt have any problems) good luck!

Charles asks…

I had placed an ad for apt. for rent in New Brunswick,NJ and paid but it is not being displayed. Also I wante

Also I wanted to make some changes to the ad, how can I do it.

Administrator answers:

Well, I suppose you are going to have to get ahold of the newspaper or whatever other place you posted the ad and deal with them. This is Yahoo Answers, a USER forum for question and answers, not a customer service help site.

David asks…

Know of a 3 bedrm apt/house for rent that is $1800/mo or less that preferably has util in New Providence NJ?

I have a family of 5 (my husband & I along with our 3 small boys). I am looking for a 3 bedroom apartment/duplex/house for rent in New Providence, NJ for no more than $1800 and preferably with as much utilities paid for as possible. My family and I are looking to move in by November. I don’t want to have to pay for a realtor fee because a month’s rent is alot. I’ve already tried all the papers (local and otherwise). I’ve tried Craigslist.org, forrent.com, rent.com, homes.com, the apartment complexes (but they only have 2 bedroom apt and they won’t rent to me because by law there is a max. of 2 person per bedrm for apt complexes, not so for homeowners). I’ve even tried walking around the neighborhood looking forfor rent” signs. Please, help. I miss my family overseas. Even if you know of someone that is willing to rent a 2 big bedroom house, that’s fine too. Thank you.

Administrator answers:

$1800……….wow ! You could buy a house with that rent payment a month. Best of luck in your search. Hope you find it.

Richard asks…

Know of a 3 bdrm apt/duples/house for rent in New Providence, NJ preferably with some util paid?

I have a family of 5 (my husband & I along with our three small boys; ages 6-9) I am looking for a 3 bedroom apartment/duplex/house for rent in New Providence, NJ for no more than $1800 and preferably with as much utilities paid for as possible. My family and I are looking to move in by November. I don’t want to have to pay for a realtor fee because a month’s rent is alot. I’ve already tried all the papers (local and otherwise). I’ve tried Craigslist.org, forrent.com, rent.com, homes.com, the apartment complexes (but they only have 2 bedroom apt and they won’t rent to me because by law there is a max. of 2 person per bedrm for apt complexes, not so for homeowners). I’ve even tried walking around the neighborhood looking forfor rent” signs. Please, help. I miss my family overseas. Even if you know of someone that is willing to rent a 2 big bedroom house, that’s fine too. Thank you.
Please, read the whole thing before answering. I have already tried those things. I just didn’t want to have to pay a realtor like I am having to do now.
If you know of any apartments, let me know. Thank you.

Administrator answers:

I doubt you’ll find anything right in New Providence…check out the apartments in Chatham and some in Summit….they’re a bit more reasonable.The apartments in “Chatham Village” (I believe it’s called) run about 1200 for 2 bedrooms…you should check it out….they’re right on Southern Blvd. Also, check out the apartments across from the Kings supermarket in Summit…they’re pretty reasonable too….can I get a best answer?! :-)

Lizzie asks…

am i eligible for homestead rebate in nj?

Im a single dadI just moved into a low income apt in nj!.My rent is paid by the state,which is 540.00.I cant work and receive child support for my 2 kids im raising from my ex-wife.
Thats my only income.
I cant file income tax because i have no income except for support.
Do i qualify for homestead rebate?
If so,how do i file and when?

Administrator answers:

I do not know where the myth that one must have income to file an income tax return got started. The only requirements are having a name, a social security number, and a valid mailing address somewhere in the world and a “permanent” address in the state (even if temporarily living elsewhere). For all lines that ask for income, simply enter “0″ (or leave blank if NJ is one of the states that says to live blank any lines for which there is no nonzero amount to enter).

Go ahead and file, but I do not think that you qualify for the rebate.

By the way, child support is technically not “income”.

Joseph asks…

What city in nj i can find $900.00 to $1000.00 apt. for rent 2 bed room?

Administrator answers:

Try in Mt Olive

Lisa asks…

Rent/Lease Question for Apt. in NJ?

My landlord is giving me a hassle because the floor above me had a water issue, causing water damage to the roof and floor of my son’s room in our New Hersey apartment. He is not too eager to have this fixed, choosing instead to call me a variety of nasty names, despite me actually being very relaxed and reasonable. He has already made clear that our lease will not be continued after its term.
The room/water issue is being handled (I’m presuming here), albeit slowly.

My question is this: if I’ve signed a lease stating, “Term will commence Jan. 1 2007 and continue lease until December 31, 2007, for a total rent of $11,400. Rent will be $950 per month”, and the landlord finds a way to kick us out prior to the expiration of my lease, is that total $11,400 still due? Or is only a suitable (month-to-month) proportion of that amount due?
In the meantime, I am making sure to abide by every stipulation he made to the letter.
Please only answer if you feel reasonably certain, thanks.
I always read contracts. I’ve been renting for over ten years – just never with a contract. I’ve been here for a year and a half with no prior issues.
All rights of the tenant can be removed by the following: if rent is more than 2 days late; if the house is not in a clean or sanitary order; if I paint; if I have an “unapproved” pet on the premises. The thing is that my house IS a mess – I’ve got my son’s entire room in my living room. And when my LL and I were on good speaking terms (he called me the best tenant he’s ever had), he allowed me to get a cat and to paint the house- but refused to put it in writing.
The Damage to Premises clause states: If the premises are damaged by fire or any other cause which renders the premises untenantable, either party will have the right to terminate this Agreement as of the date the damage occurs. Written notice of termination will be given to the other party within 15 days after occurrence of such damage. (more but I’m out of room)
cont’d from above
“Should this right be exercised by either Owner or Tenant, rent for the current month will be prorated between the parties as of the date the damage occurred. If this Agreement is not terminated, Owner will promptly repair the premises and there will be a proportionate reduction of rent until the premises are repaired and ready for Tenant’s occupancy. The proportionate reduction will be based on the extent which repairs interfere with Tenant’s reasonable use of the premises.”

It is my son’s room – approx. 1/5 of the house. I’ve got buckets on the floor, filled with water. Rug has to be replaced. Landlord (LL) has said he’ll rip out the whole room after we leave. Roof’s not sagging, but has large cracks and some “bubbling.” The floor beneath that room was not damaged whatsoever (apparently.) LL says now he’ll paint the ceiling, possibly replace the carpet – but it’ll be at his leisure and he “might get to it this week.” Rent‘s due Wed. – can I ask for a deduction?

Administrator answers:

Hi,
Depending on how bad the water problem in your son’s room is, the amount of rent you owe could acutally be lessened. You did not agree to rent an apartment with a water leak, if you had, i am sure that you would not have agreed to pay the same amount per month for it. If you’ve had to move your son’s bed or leave buckets on the floor to collect water, I will guess that you have a pretty good case. If it’s merely damage with no dripping, I don’t think any reduction in rent would be permissible. HOWEVER, a defiant disregard by the landlord to fix the problem is not ok.
I strongly suggest contacting the housing authority in your area to find out what your rights are (they change by state)
Also, if you have a low income, there are lawyers out there for free or at a low cost that can handle landlord/tenant issues.

If you can’t afford a lawyer, and you feel the water problem is bad enough to rise to the level of ” partial constructive eviction,” meaning the use of an area of your dwelling is substantially limited, then a shorthand way of dealing with the problem is to determine how much per month, your rent should be lowered. Be reasonable. Begin to withold this amount on a monthly basis. The first time you do this, include a letter stating the reasons you are witholding the amount.
BUT YOU MUST SHOW A COURT GOOD FAITH!!!! In order to do this, call your county courhouse and tell them you are having a landlord problem and you feel you’ve been partially contructively evicted and you would like to start paying part of your rent to an account held by the court. The process for this will be different for every state. But the point of doing this is that the landlord will be the one suing for unpaid rent (which the court is holding) and then when you come in as a defendant, you can tell the court why you’ve been witholding rent. If you lose, all that happens is that the court gives over the money to the landlord, if you win you get the money back. Its much easier to get it back from the court that it is from a landlord. Also, by making the landlord take You to court, he has to pay the filing fees.

If your landlord decides to kick you out, know that you have the right to be formally evicted, with court papers. He can’t just tell you to be out in some amount of time, and he can’t just change the locks on you. You have a right to fight eviction. However, unless your lease has a clause in it about you getting the choice to renew, the landlord does have the right to not renew the lease. In that situation, an eviction would not be necessary. He does, however, have to provide you with at least 30 days of notice, in writing that he will not be renewing the lease. So, for you, if he hasn’t told you in writing by Nov. 30, 2007, you will be permitted to hold over. I would suggest doing this only if you’re having a rough time finding another place. If he does not give you that notice, you may hold over at a monthly rate equal to what the rate is now. (more notice may be required depending on what your lease says).
I have given you some default rules that are pretty general. READ THE LEASE!! If there are any terms that change the general rules I have said here, what is in the lease will prevail.

Ken asks…

westfield, springfield scotch plains nj houses for rent?

I need to rent an apt/house in the scotch plains/ springfield, fanwood westfield areas

Administrator answers:

Go to http://www.nj.com and click on the Classifieds link. You want to look at the classifieds from the Star-Ledger.

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