My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of:new jersey I need to know if the ladlord must give me back all the rent i did pay being that he never gave me a lease and also never obtained a co I have been here over 1 year and I stopped paying rent last april 2008 still nothing!!! I did pay almost 7 months rent pryer to that so shouldnt he give all that 7 months back to me??? Please help ASAP oh now he wants to shut the water off from non payment of rent but it is in his name what can i do legally? I have no were to go from here and I have no money to move into a new place unless I get that back rent. Am I entitled to it??