Short Hills, NJ asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: After tenant got evicted can i put in for rent again? Case was under RESIDENTIAL HOLDOVER

Dear,

My tenant finally got evicted. My case was not for non-payment instead it was for RESIDENTIAL HOLDOVER, we as a owner wanted to move in to the premises. Now our circumstance has changed and we decided not to move in and rather re-rent again. Just wanted to know if the tenant come after us or claim since we will put the house again in the MLS rental market.

Tenant also destroyed the house upon leaving and left 30 cubic feet of trash and it cost us thousands to cleanup.

Your valuable advise is greatly appreciated.

Simon Foyez

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2 Lawyer Answers
Matthew Schutz
Matthew Schutz
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Flemington, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The short answer is yes, you can be liable. New Jersey law provides for liability if you choose not to move in after evicting someone for the fact that you want to use the property for your personal use, but don't move in within 6 months. You are liable for the moving costs, double damages, and attorney's fees.

Morris Leo Greb agrees with this answer

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

A: I agree with Matthew Schutz, Esq, response.

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