I am the landlord of a house in NJ. 6 months ago, we were served with a rent levy to satify a civil judgement. The tenant was responsible to pay this levy. If the tenant does not comply, what is my liability? I did not receive any money in the past six months
2 Answers from Attorneys
The levy is an order to the tenant. You have no direct liability on it. However, if the tenant does not pay, your judgment will not be reduced and the tenant will be living in the premises for free. You should ask the Court Officer or Sheriff for a record of payments. If the tenant does not make the payments, take the same action that you would for an ordinary rent default but be sure to notify the officer imposing the levy of the action.
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you need to have a lawyer look at this for you. your rent is being taken to pay a judgment against you.