Key Tips For Hiring a Lawyer to Represent Landlords
This is a brief guide about important tips in hiring an attorney in New Jersey if you have difficulties with tenants or need an attorney to represent your commercial property for lease negotiations, contract disputes, contract breaches and so forth.
Causes for Eviction in a Commercial SettingCommercial leases differ from residential leases in many ways. Commercial tenants have less protection than residential tenants. Some of the grounds for eviction of commercial tenants is different as well.
The reasons for evicting a commercial tenant include:
Nonpayment of rent due and owing.
Willful destruction of premises.
Violation of rules and regulations accepted in writing.
Breach of lease covenant where landlord has reserved the right of re-entry.
Non Payment of RentBusinesses like individuals occasionally do not pay rent when rent is due or have not paid for months. You need to act quickly before this becomes a habit. The commercial tenant must hire an attorney if it is a corporation to represent them. The attorney will file the non-payment of rent complaint in the County Special Civil Section-Landlord/Tenant Part. The case will then be given a trial date where the tenant must pay by the end of the business day or be evicted.
Violation of Rules-Destruction of PropertyIf the commercial tenant continues to violate lease rules, destroys property, the landlord has the right to evict the tenant under certain circumstances. Every case and situation is different and you should contact an experienced landlord tenant attorney to represent you so that you can regain possession, salvage your asset and eventually rerent it to a responsible tenant.