In a series of posts, our blog has been examining eviction here in New Jersey, providing some much-needed guidance to both landlords and tenants on a process that can often seem arcane to the uninitiated.
While everyone knows they need to execute a last will and testament, they often put it off owing to concerns about money or the inability to find time in their busy schedules. Indeed, even those with plenty of money and time on their hands may nevertheless prove hesitant to address this topic owing to their discomfort with the topic of death and dying.
In a post last month, our blog began discussing how even though disputes between landlords and tenants are commonplace and frequently culminate in threats of eviction, both parties need to understand that this action cannot be taken without obeying the letter of the law -- in this case the New Jersey Anti-Eviction Act.
For landlords, there is nothing more important than protecting their investment, meeting the needs of their tenants and, of course, collecting monthly rent checks. Similarly, for tenants, there is nothing more important than feeling secure in their building, knowing their unit is in good working order and, of course, paying their monthly rent to secure their living arrangements.