Residential tenants in New Jersey have certain rights. They cannot be evicted (thrown out or locked out) without a judgment from the New Jersey Superior Court.
Some reasons a landlord might file a complaint in the Landlord/Tenant section of Superior Court:
- The tenant failed to pay rent.
- The tenant is often late in paying rent.
- The tenant has repeatedly acted in a disorderly manner.
- The tenant has caused destruction or damage to the property willfully or through gross negligence.
- The tenant has violated the terms of the lease or other document.
- The tenant has been convicted of a drug offense.