Attys Split On NJ High Court's Latest Landlord-Tenant Reform

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By Nick Muscavage (March 17, 2022, 3:48 PM EDT) — The New Jersey Supreme Court recently amended its rules to remove from public access certain landlord-tenant cases, and attorneys who advocate for tenants and those who counsel landlords are split on the move.

The state high court’s amendments, which were made public on Tuesday, change Rule 1:38-3 to remove from public access records of landlord-tenant cases in which a judgment for possession was entered seven years ago or longer and in cases where no judgment for possession has ever been entered. The amendments will go into effect on May 1.

Judgments for possession are entered against a tenant when there is…

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