What You Can Do if Your Tenant Refuses to Pay Rent
In this video, Attorney Brian Freeman discusses what to do if a tenant refuses to pay rent. Contact one of our experienced landlord tenant attorneys in New Jersey to help you through the process.
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Non-payment of rent is the most common tenancy action that takes place in Landlord-Tenant Court. If the landlord has a lease with an additional rent clause, the landlord can file suit to evict the tenant in the Landlord-Tenant Court, and may also seek to recover all legal costs related to that, as well as any late charges. The tenant must provide an adequate reason why the rent wasn’t paid – such as not having access to the apartment, or damage or defects in the apartment in some manner that would cause a reasonable person not to pay rent. Unless a tenant can show that, then the tenant is going to be evicted. A judgment for eviction will be entered in favor of the landlord, and the landlord may proceed to have the tenant locked out of the premises.