My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: New Jersey
I am trying to help the owners of a home that live next to me. They have a month to month lease with 2 adults and never had a problem for years with these tenants until now. The reason is, their daughter, son-in-law and baby have been staying in the apartment for approximately 6 months. These new residents, claim they are only visiting. Untrue, so the home owners have retained a lawyer and the tenants were served with a 30 day eviction notice for 4-30-2016. My question is: the daughter and son-in-law and child have actually been traumatizing the home owners. This includes banging on the walls, stomping on the floors and I witnessed on several occasions the daughter physically push this elderly woman (home-owner), scream and curse at her and I myself have called the police. Of course, when the police arrive, these tenants claim they are only visiting their family and have no idea what the home owner is talking about. Therefore, the police tell the home-owners that families have a right to visit. Their lawyer is telling them he cannot legally help them until 4-30-2016.
Is it possible, for the home-owners to file for an order of protection when the tenants live in their home and the rent has been paid every month on time? I am so afraid the home-owner's wife is so traumatized and afraid she will suffer from a stroke or heart attack.
I thank you in advance for any help you can give me to help my neighbors!!!!!!!!