Monroe, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: Can a landlord in NJ get an arrest warrant issued for non payment of rent.

Lease was split between 3 roommates. It was not a good situation for me to be in so I moved out on June 15. Having paid my part of June and July rent. Giving them 45 days to find a new roommate.

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

A: No. That is not a thing.

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The following response is solely based on the statutes and case law of New Jersey. In order for a person to sign a criminal complaint, the complainant must satisfy certain requirements that an offense has occurred and you are the one most probably the one who committed the offense. A civil complaint can be filed. But the plaintiff (the Landlord) could be subject to payments should it be shown that the complaint was frivolous and abuse of process. Without lengthy recital of the facts, I am unable to provide a more specific answer.

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