Assembly Advances NJAA Supported Measure that Would Help Owners Maintain Crime Free Properties

The General Assembly voted 69-2-7 to approve A-1877 (Burzichelli/Riley), which allows for the eviction of tenants who have committed a criminal act on a rental property or who engage in conduct which creates an imminent serious danger to others, the building, or the immediate vicinity. Under current law, serious crimes, such as rape, sexual assault, stalking, harassment, brandishing a firearm, or producing child pornography, are not grounds for eviction in New Jersey. Providing property owners the ability to combat crime and protect other residents within their communities is essential toward ensuring that our rental housing is safe for all residents. Click here for a copy of the desk letter and click here for a copy of the bill as approved by the Assembly.