Newark, NJ asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for New Jersey

Q: I own a 2 family home where I reside I rented one of the apts without my knowledge the tenant started a daycare

I own a 2 family home where I reside I rented one of the apartments my tenant decided that she could start a daycare without my permission or letting me know I found out because she told me the same day she started taking care of the kids. I told her that on our lease it stated she can’t run o business from the house and I did not give my permission for this since I don’t want to be leable if one of the kids gets hurt. She kept questioning me on why I didn’t allow it I kept repeating my self and thought she understood because she said it won’t happen again. I found out she’s been bringing the kids again I only signed a 6 month lease since I did not know the family and it’s about to end in February. Can I send her a notice since she broke part of the contract and after she asked me a told her no?

1 Lawyer Answer
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You need to retain an experienced landlord-tenant attorney to evict her. You could be liable for numerous code violations among other things.

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