Matthew Schutz

Matthew Schutz

  • Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Landlord Tenant ...
  • New Jersey
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Matthew R. Schutz, Esq. has 38 years experience
in the legal profession. As a 1984 Graduate of the
Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School of Yeshiva
University, he was admitted to the New Jersey Bar
in the same year.

In addition to 25 years in private practice,
Matthew Schutz has over 20 years experience
serving as a sitting Administrative Law Judge for
New York City’s Parking Violations Bureau.

Mr. Schutz provides full and aggressive
representation for any matter brought forward,
including Moving Violations, Ordinance Violations,
Disorderly Person offenses, Expungements,
Conditional Discharges, Landlord/Tenant, Real
Estate, Municipal matters, Collections, Civil and
Criminal matters.

The office uses technology to quickly and efficiently
handle your problems. This coupled with
Matthew R. Schutz, Esq.'s experience
combines to give you the best possible resolution

Professional Associations
New Jersey State Bar  # 018131984
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Legal Answers
Q. Can my girlfriend take half of my home in New Jersey if i moved her in and we brake up?
A: This answer assumes you are not married. No. She is your guest in your home. If she chooses to stay after she has worn out her welcome, you can file an action called an ejectment and here removed by a sheriff's officer.
Q. Hi. What is the legal percentage that a NJ landlord for an apartment complex, can increase the rent by? Thank you
A: I read Mister Greb's answer. While I generally agree with it, I would add that in the absence of rent control, the court will look at what is reasonable as far as an increase is concerned. The court will consider a variety of factors. How much time between the current increase in the last increase, any capital expenditures on the property, market rents in the area, and other considerations that might factor into a rent increase.
Q. Can landlord change first month rent, security deposit, AND last TWO months rent?
A: What your landlord is asking you to do is illegal in New Jersey. He's only allowed to ask for a month and a half security. Asking for the 2 months rent at the end of the lease on top of a month and a half security is not permitted. Could you ask your landlord to put that request in writing. Say you needed in order to borrow it from a friend. See what he says. Normally I would tell you to just avoid this landlord completely because he will no doubt give you trouble at the end of the tenancy.
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Contact & Map
40 Coppermine Village
Flemington, NJ 08822
Telephone: (908) 806-7173