Montclair, NJ asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: Are there any reasons that I can evict my tenant during the moratorium?

She is slightly behind on her rent, but she has always caught up in the past. The problem is, her boyfriend stayed more and more during the pandemic, and now he is living there. She obtained a second dog without permission as well. Most egregious, and the reason I am fed up and want her out is that they keep smoking pot in the apartment. The lease does not even allow smoking in the apartment. I have raised the issue several times, but now that there is a moratorium, it is happening more and more, likely because they don't think they can be evicted. Am I stuck with this until the pandemic ends? My family lives in the house so this is intolerable and disrespectful. I have been very patient with habitual lateness, but drugs is where I draw the line.

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

A: First review the procedure landlords must follow in order to evict. Check this link for a complete explanation. The Eviction Process in New Jersey: Rules for Landlords. (Copy and paste in your browser window) Also, check with the Court for the County in which your municipality is located to ascertain which types of Landlord-Tenant matters are being heard.

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

A: First read the following The Eviction Process in New Jersey: Rules for Landlords (Copy and paste in your browser). Check with Court for the county in which your municipality is located to bascertain which btenancy matters are being heard.

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