Barrington, NJ asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: My new landlord is not renewing my lease and I'm going to be homeless. I'm on SSI and disability. Im stuck

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Derek John Soltis
Derek John Soltis
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Jersey City, NJ

A: You are a long way from being homeless at this time. The only way to legally remove you from the property is by eviction. Because of Covid, there is an eviction and foreclosure moratorium. And in NJ there are tens of thousands of evictions already filed that are going nowhere. And, you would go tot he pack of the line if your new landlord files for eviction.

As a disabled person on SSI even if it gets to eviction court as long as you are paying rent, you will be given additional time to find a new place to live. And that is only if your landlord has a legal reason to evict you.

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