Now that I've read the "Truth in Renting" NJ Pamphlet, I just have more questions. We have a tenant who has been habitually late on payments, but she does pay eventually (so far).
Her lease is ending in Nov. About 30 days in advance, we told her we are not offering her a lease renewal, on the basis that she's been habitually late. She was very angered and upset by this, but we said that it's our perogative as landlords to not do a renewal. Now, I'm wondering if we did the right thing, because yes, we do want her out, but from the pamphlet, it sounds like we have to take it up in court even though her lease is ending soon, and find the same just cause as for an eviction. Do we really have to go through all this for a lease that's ending soon already (prepare for court to prove habitual lateness)? Are we supposed to give her more than 30 days notice? Before we even read that, we did relent and allow her to extend her lease for 30 more days, so I guess she has 60 days to find a new place now. We are trying to do the right thing, but this lady really is a pain and we want her out eventually.