Union, NJ asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: hearing scheduled next week. If I just pay the rent due(June) minus the $250 late fees, can the hearing continue

LL advised they would request a dismissal if the account was brought to 0. My acct includes $250 in late fees ($125 from May and $125 from June). If I just paid the June rent minus the late fees, would they still have cause to move forward with the hearing for eviction next week? (Somerset, NJ)

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

A: Yes. But to prevent this from happening, have the agreement reduced to writing , signed by both LL and T. Then fie same with the Court.

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