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

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

Sunnyvale, CA -

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James Carl Eschen III

James Carl Eschen III

Landlord / Tenant Lawyer - Santa Cruz, CA
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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