After a tenant in New Jersey is served eviction papers what is the next step to collecting the back rent?

Asked about 3 years ago - Brigantine, NJ

Went to Atlantic Special Civil Court on Friday the 29th of July- missed the first payment promised. Now will file Certification of Breach and now wil requestentry of a jusgment for possession. Need to know how to file for back rental payments- June, July and now August.

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  1. Mary Tom

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . Once you have the Judgment of Possession, you need to file a collection complaint for the outstanding rent/damages. That is a separate proceeding to collect a money judgment.

    Good luck.

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  2. John F Newman

    Contributor Level 9

    Answered . The special civil part clerk's office will have forms and packets that will help you understand this process. if it's under $3,000 that you seek, check out this page: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/civil/civ-02.htm

    The state judiciary website has more information that may be of assistance. An attorney may take the case for 1/3 plus costs.

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