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New Jersey Eviction Process

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In New Jersey, tenant evictions can be filed on the 15th of the month. This will require an active Rental License and any pertinent information regarding the eviction like the ledger. The eviction process then begins with the landlord serving the tenant with a written notice, such as a notice to quit or a notice of eviction, specifying the reason for the eviction and the time frame for the tenant to cure the default or vacate the premises. 

If the tenant does not resolve the issue presented, the landlord may file a complaint in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Special Civil Part, seeking an eviction.

Court Hearings & Warrants

The court will hold a hearing to determine if the eviction is justified, currently these hearings are held virtually. If the court grants the eviction, a warrant of removal will be issued to the landlord.  Once a warrant of removal is issued, the landlord will receive papers with a docket number and call the Department of Special Civil Landlord Tenant to find out which constable is assigned to the lock out.

Then the landlord may call the constable and schedule the lockout, at this time it is important to make sure a locksmith is there to change all locks.

 

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