What proof do you need to evict a tenant based on care of property? I read that a lease will usually state that tenant is responsible for any damage done to the property by their children, guests, or pets if it is more than “normal” wear and tear. The law requires tenants to be responsible for the proper care of the landlord’s property even if your written lease contains nothing about this or if you have an oral lease. Under the Anti-Eviction Act, they can be evicted for destroying the landlord’s property. What evidence needs to be presented to have this occur if the tenant refuses to let the landlord in with notice for an inspection during the course of the lease?
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I would need to look at the lease and go over what the tenant has failed to do. Then I could give you some advice.
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I agree with counsel that the lease needs to be reviewed. Assuming solely for purposes of discussion, that you have a typical lease with standard provisions, the destruction of the the premsis is a basis for eviction. In addition, assuming the standard terms and provisions, you have the right to inspect on reasonable notice. This is usually 24 hours notice. The refusal to allow the inspection is a violation of the lease terms and forms a seperate basis to evict. Again the lease needs to be read through. Your lease may not be typical. Given the technical aspects of NJ L/T law, I think retaining counsel is neccessary.