Union City, NJ asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: How was the management company able to put a letter of removal on my door without going to a judge?

I went into court because I was behind only a $100 for that month plus all the lawyer and court fees which brought it up to $500. I said that I will make a payment arrangement they refused and said that I was getting a letter of removal. They filed with the clerk and I was not able to or did I speak with a judge or go to court to say my side cause I'm sure the judge would not have kicked me out for 100 bucks that is only 10 days pass due, So how are they able to do that yet I watched how every other company was in court with the judge . Are they able to do That?

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Marcel Wurms
Marcel Wurms
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Lodi, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: They can't evict you without a court order. However, if you did not show up, then they likely received a default judgment, which they are now executing.

Read the notice carefully, You may be able to get a second bite at the apple. Contact an attorney, or a local advocacy group.

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