Disputes between landlords and tenants can cause problems for everyone involved. Everyone involved needs to know their legal rights and how to safeguard their interests.
The possibility of eviction may arise during certain disputes. Due to the high stakes of this matter, it is more important than ever for someone to know their options.
Legal causes for eviction
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs discusses typical grounds for eviction. There are numerous reasons a landlord may use to legally evict a tenant. In many cases, these reasons will revolve around the tenant’s inability to make payments on time, or even at all.
Drug evictions and property damage also serve as common reasons for eviction. Additionally, as both parties signed a contract before the tenant moved in, it is within a landlord’s power in many cases to evict a tenant who breached the terms of the contract.
How landlords must handle potential eviction
Of course, due to the tenant’s rights, it is impossible for a landlord to simply decide to kick a tenant out for no reason at all. They also cannot evict a tenant without giving some notice in advance.
On top of that, before proceeding with eviction, a landlord needs to give the tenant a written notice asking that they stop the action that may get them evicted. If this notice goes unheeded, the landlord may file a complaint, at which point the case will go to trial after a case management conference.
In such a trial, relevant information is necessary for either party. Do not go into this case unprepared, or it could cost.