Irvington, NJ asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: I have a tentant owes 4 mths rent many times he uses the jobs checks not cleared yet and; I now when I state it doesn’t

Look like you can afford $550 a month I need the room back; he is using COVID-19 law as an excuse. And I never mentioned eviction or filed one What can I do? I real want him out mainly because of the smoking that was clearly stated on the agreement not to do. Do we as landlord have any rights with this law?

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

A: The Court strictly follows the required statutory procedure for complaints filed seeking eviction of a tenant. To avoid having a case dismissed for failure to satisfy the statutory requirements merely prolongs your problems. My best advise is you retainan attorney to represent you in this matter.

Derek John Soltis agrees with this answer

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

A: You can evict for other reasons not related to non-payment of rent. It gets to be a bit more complicated, but it can be done.

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