I am a landlord in NJ. I gave my tenants a letter that I will be ending their month to month lease with me in January ( more than 60 days). The reason we need possession of the property is because my son will be moving in with his wife. If they decide not to leave in January, is it possible to bring eviction proceedings against them if the NJ eviction moratorium gets extended?
The answer is no! Unless you fall under extremely limited circumstances. In addition, even if you could a Sheriff will generally not do so in January and they are very backed up as well. Although I do not personally handle landlord-tenant cases, I am a civil litigation attorney and this is just common sense.
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No, moving your son into the property is NOT a valid cause for eviction. Only when the actual owner of the property intends on moving in and occupying the property as their primary residence does the landlord/owner have the right to evict the current tenants. Your son and daughter-in-law will have to find other accommodations until such time as these tenants choose to vacate the premises. There being no end in sight to the moratorium on evictions, only landlords who get tenants to voluntarily move out will be getting any chance of getting new tenants.
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