Essex County - Landlord/Tenant

Litigation (Marini Hearing), possible negotiation with landlord’s counsel

IO has lived in a two family house for the past six months. When she moved in, she discovered exposed electrical wires, infestations, leaks in the ceiling, cracks and holes in the floors. Code enforcement issued a report in September 2018 documenting multiple issues with the property that need to be addressed. IO began withholding rent in October 2018, and her landlord sued to evict her. At the court date for the eviction, IO deposited the rent due into court. The court gave a new hearing date of December 18, 2018. 

To review, email