Our office remains open and we are closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. During the past few days, we have received several calls from our clients, who concerned about the effects of the moratorium on evictions. As resources become available and new information is released, we will keep you up to date. In the meantime, we are aware that there is a lot of seemingly conflicting information regarding delays in evictions. In this article, we will explain the details of some of the new temporary laws that may affect our clients during the next few months.
Filing and Scheduling Eviction Hearings
During this time, we can still file eviction actions and enter into payment agreements with tenants. While eviction hearing dates have been slightly delayed during this emergency, these delays are precautionary due to social distancing requirements, and is not related to economic factors. Therefore, we expect that the New Jersey Courts will resume conducting eviction hearings as soon as it is deemed safe to resume public gatherings.