Can I not renew my tenants lease in the state of New Jersey? It is a multi family house and I (the owner) live in the other unit.
The tenant has been late numerous times over the past couple years and I had to file for eviction numerous times for non payment of rent. His lease expires soon and I'd rather just not renew it and move on.
I remember reading that since I live in the other unit I don't have to offer a renewal, is that correct?
If there are only two units and the landlord occupies one of the units, the Anti-Eviction Law does not apply and the landlord is free to refuse to renew a tenant’s lease when it expires. However, if the tenant fails to vacate the premises at the end of the lease, the landlord still must file an eviction complaint against the tenant to have the tenant locked out by a court-appointed officer.
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