Q: Can I have more time to move out?
I live in NJ. My landlord gave us notice that he will not be renewing our lease in January. It is a two family home and the landlord resides in the other unit. However, due to Covid we are a family of 4 with a one income household. Unfortunately we have no savings to just move out. Can we request more time because I don’t know how we can continue to pay rent and save for an apartment that requires security and first months rent? I don’t want to start trouble but I was hoping to stay until at least income taxes. Please advise.
A: Yes, do not vacate when requested. NJ does not recognize self help. The LL will be required to file an action in court for possession. Make sure you attend all court proceedings. If the court enters judgment for the LL, ask the court to stay the eviction proceedings. The court has the power to stay evictions for up to six months.
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