I have an eviction question. Unfortunately evictions aren't new to me however I wanted to know if anyone in the BP world has had success filing for eviction in New Jersey without an attorney if you are a LLC.
I wanted to file for eviction as a scare tactic for a lease violation however my attorney will charge me $250 to do so. I'd love to be able to avoid that if at all possible by filing myself but those of you who know the law know that a business is required to have representation. If anyone has attempted to file without representation for a similar reason as I just listed and have been successful could you let me know.
@Steve Boianelli I know in CT if you own the property in a LLC a lawyer has to do the eviction for you. Is it the same in NJ?
Hi Michael. Yes. In NJ you must have a lawyer if you are a LLC to file for eviction.
Steve, does your lease say whether the tenant could be liable for attorney fees as additional rent? This is called fee shifting and a NJ judge will allow it as long as the fee is reasonable and your lease provides for it. Confirm with your attorney.
yes. Attorney fees are in my lease. If i have to use an attorney to enforce my lease, regardless of the outcome the fee is considered “additional rents”.
Join the Largest Real Estate Investing Community
Basic membership is free, forever.