What to Do if Your Tenant is Only Paying Part of the Rent
In this video, Attorney Brian Freeman discusses what to do if your tenant is only paying part of rent. Contact one of our experienced landlord tenant lawyers in New Jersey to help you through the process.
If a tenant pays only a portion of the rent that’s due, the landlord should accept that rent. However, the landlord should then seek proper counsel and file an eviction complaint against the tenant. If the landlord has a lease that designates all enforcement payments as additional rent, the landlord will be able to recover – not just the rent that’s owed – but also any late charges and fees, such as attorney fees and court costs the landlord had to incur in order to bring the tenant to court and successfully recover rents that are owed.