My question involves an eviction in the state of: NJ
Signed a 2 year lease on 12/2010 which should end on 12/2012. Always have payed on time. A few months ago, LL asked if we can move out because he found a tenant that can pay higher rent. We flat out told him no. He continued to "harass" us about moving out, but we always told him no.
Rent is due the 1st of the month. We, like always, sent our check to him through the mail ( not certified mail, stupid, I know) a few days before the 1st. Today, we recieved a "notice of termination" saying since we have not payed the rent our lease is done. In our lease, we have a 7 day notice of termination to remedy the breach. We never received any notice what so ever. The notice of termination was sent certified mail by his lawyers, so it would be logical that he would send the 7 day notice through certified mail also
I am contacting a lawyer tomorrow, but would like some insight from here. We have been leasing from them for about 10 years now, and have always payed on time. We have bank statements that show this for years. The reason we never sent certified was because we always had a good relationship with the LL and no problems ever arose.