We have just been made aware that our tenant in NJ made false statements on his lease application. Would this void the lease?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Sunnyvale, CA

If so, would we have the right to evict him from the premises?

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  1. James Carl Eschen III

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    Answered . This is a question of New Jersey law, about which I make no claims of knowledge.

    Speaking generally, you would have a right to evict him under two circumstances. First, you could evict him if the lease stated that any misrepresentation on the application would be a breach of the lease. Second, you could evict him if the misrepresentation somehow caused you damage.

    Consult New Jersey counsel.

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