NJAA Submits Brief in Support of the Newark Housing Authority in N.H.A. v. Melvin

The New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) joined the National Apartment Association (NAA) to submit a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the position of the Newark Housing Authority (NHA) in Newark Housing Authority v. Veronica Mevlin, which is currently pending in the state appellate court. 

NHA is appealing a lower court ruling that would create due process and legal standing for named occupants, and would therefore require that an owner serve all known occupants of an apartment notice of an eviction action (currently an owner must serve only the tenant(s)).  In a joint brief, the NJAA and NAA urged the court to reverse the decision as this creation of rights for occupants without the corresponding duties of tenants is contrary to established principals for contract and property law. 

Click here for a copy of the brief prepared by Chris Hanlon, Esq., Hanlon Niemann, P.C and John McDermott, General Counsel for the NAA. A copy of the trial court decision is available here. Please contact Nicholas Kikis by e-mail or at 732-992-0605 if you have any questions or need further information about this submission.

Many thanks to the National Apartment Association for its participation and support.