My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: New Jersey
Hi, I signed a lease last year for a house with 5 of my friends from June 1st to May 29th. I renewed the lease again this for year and I am currently living in the house while I am waiting for 5 new guys to move in. I work in the town that I rent, so I emailed my landlord and asked if it would be acceptable if I continued to live in the house for the two days until June 1st. He replied that it was fine for me to continue to live there. I went to work and when I came back I went into the kitchen and discovered that the land lord had gone through the cabinets and thrown out almost all of my glasses, dishes, frying pans, baking sheets, Tupperware containers, deep fryer, toaster oven, spice rack and pasta maker. He threw out some of my food as well but left most of it alone. He also went into my room (by climbing through the window) and threw out my shower mat. The total is over 250.00 worth of items that are now missing. I emailed him and asked him to either return, replace, or provide compensation for my things with a detailed list of the makes, models and prices of the ones he threw out. If he declines, do I have any legal ground to stand on or am I completely lost?