Since March 19, 2019, no evictions are permitted pursuant to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order #106 until “two months following the end of the Public Health Emergency or State of Emergency established by Executive Order No. 103 (2020), whichever ends later….”.
On July 2, 2020, this moratorium on evictions was extended through to September 30, 2020.
Even with the moratorium, Landlord/Tenant Complaints can be filed with the Court and processed but “enforcement of all judgments for possession, warrants of removal, and writs of possession shall be stayed” unless the Court while this Order is in effect, unless the court determines on its own motion or motion of the parties that enforcement is necessary in the interest of justice.
A Landlord/Tenant trial will only be held where a tenant has died “…or if the Court determines that an emergency exists, such as documented violence, criminal activity or other health and safety concerns.” (NJ Courts News Release, July 15, 2020)
Rent is still due and owing during the pandemic. For more information, go to NJCourts.gov.