Landlord Tenant Law - NJ Eviction Lawsuits Skyrocket
More than 15,000 renters are facing evictions in New Jersey, despite Govenor Murphy's executive order referred to as the “eviction moratorium” preventing evictions at the State level.
The moratorium did not halt the filing of 15,256 evictions since April 1, courts statistics show, but rather stopped the enforcement of evictions through at least early November, or until 60 days after the state’s public health emergency expires. Until then, tenants can stay in their home even if they can’t pay rent.
Another 450,000 households across the state, approximately 40% of renters, will be unable to afford August’s rent payment. This figure adds appoximately $687 million in unpaid rent since March, according to the “” released by consulting firm Stout, based on U.S. Census data. New Jersey could see as many as 304,000 eviction filings in the next four months, an estimated 600% increase from pre-COVID filings, the study predicts.
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