Experienced Eviction Lawyers Serving Landlords In Southern New Jersey
Owning rental property can be rewarding for landlords. When difficulties arise with a tenant, however, it can be difficult to control the situation and get back on track. Tenants have many protections under the law, and landlords may wait for lengthy periods of time to take action when just cause exists to evict the tenant. It is important to speak with an experienced real estate lawyer who has up-to-date knowledge of New Jersey landlord-tenant law when issues arise.
The team at the law firm of Robert A. Gleaner, P.C., in Audubon has provided exceptional guidance for individuals and businesses in all matters involving real estate law since 1994. Attorney Robert Gleaner has practiced law for more than four decades and is well-respected among his clients and the legal community alike. Our goal is to provide individualized guidance and focused advocacy to efficiently and effectively solve the problems that landlords face. Our services include proactively assisting landlords avoid problems with drafting and preparing leases to protect the interests of our landlord clients, as well as serving as strong landlord advocates in the eviction process.
What Are The Potential Grounds Needed To Justify Eviction?
We can review your individual circumstances and explain your options, as well as guide you through the necessary steps to regain control of your property from a problem tenant. In order to seek eviction in New Jersey, a landlord need to have just cause. There is an array of facts or circumstances that may rise to the level of just cause for eviction, including, but not limited to:
- A tenant’s failure to pay rent
- The tenant violating express terms of the lease agreement
- A tenant engaging in many forms of illegal activity on the property
- The tenant’s destruction of the property
A strong lease is a solid form of protection for landlords. However, as noted above, violations of the terms of a lease are not the only reasons a landlord may seek to evict a problem tenant. Note also that a verbal rental agreement, without a written document, is not a bar to being able to evict a tenant for failing to pay rent, committing illegal acts on the premises and other forms of just cause. Landlords with a verbal rental agreement must follow the same steps as those with a written and signed lease agreement. Once cause is established for eviction, landlords need to follow the proper steps in the eviction process to achieve the goal of evicting a tenant. We can advocate for you throughout the process.
Notice Requirements To Evict A Residential Or Commercial Tenant
Technicalities exist in the eviction process. For instance, the “notice” requirements that a landlord must satisfy often depend on the individual circumstances and the history of the landlord-tenant relationship. A landlord must properly provide an offending tenant with a notice to cease when activity (such as late payments, illegal acts or other acts that form the basis for cause to evict) has gone on without any action from the landlord. For example, if you have allowed the tenant to make late payments during the landlord-tenant relationship, you must provide the tenant with a notice to cease. This notice is to formally inform the tenant that you will no longer tolerate the set of circumstances that form the basis for cause to evict.
Once the notice to quit has been served, the landlord must provide notice to quit to the tenant when the issue serving as the basis for cause occurs, such as a late payment, illegal act, or other violation of the lease. We regularly review the issues landlords are dealing with and can draft the notices, as needed. Moreover, in residential properties, landlords rely on our legal team for filing and presenting the lawsuit that is necessary to obtain a judgment of possession that legally compels the tenant to leave the property.