Millville, NJ asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for New Jersey

Q: I inherited house upon dads death. Cousin was staying there as she lost her home. Can I evict?

she has not paid anything for over a year for water, taxes etc. The home has gone to me and my brother and we have given her several changes to leave or pay a fair monthly amount. She ignores everything. It is actually costing me money for her to live there. I am a single mother and recently lost my job

2 Lawyer Answers
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
Answered
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Sure, but I suggest that you hire a lawyer to handle the eviction process.

Jubilo Lopes Afonso
Jubilo Lopes Afonso
Answered
  • Elizabeth, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: There are a few more details that are required to be able to answer this question. First was she a tenant? By that I mean was she paying rent in exchange for being there? If she was a tenant then you must see if she has a lease. If she was a tenant, and her lease has expired or she never had a lease then there should be a manner to evict her depending on if the tenancy is subject to the anti-eviction act or not. If she is not a tenant then you would have to go through an ejectment action, not an eviction.

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