I've lived with my friend in his apt. for over 2 years rent free. Can he put me out? What are my rights?

Asked over 1 year ago - Newark, NJ

I've lived with my friend in his apt. for over 2 years rent free. Can he put me out? What are my rights?

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  1. Matthew R Schutz

    Contributor Level 17

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    Answered . If you are not paying rent, you are not a tenant. I would start looking for a place.

  2. James P Brady

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    Answered . You are not a tenant. You are a guest. The hospitality to a guest may be withdrawn at any time for a good reason, a bad reason or, no reason at all. You have no rights in this regard.

  3. Yolanda Navarrete

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    Answered . If the apartment is in his name I recommend you find another place.

    Please be advised my answers to questions does not constitute legal advise and you should not rely on it, due to... more
  4. Kenneth A White

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    Answered . If the two of you had never been married and do not have a child in common this is not a question for a Family Law Forum, as the Family Court would have no jurisdiction over your matter. You should be posting your inquiry in a Landlord / Tenant Forum or some other forum.

    Kenneth A. White, Esq.
    New Jersey Family Law Attorney

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