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Second opinion] My existing...

Second opinion] My existing tenants verbally committed to rental agreement from May 2016 to May 2017 rent has not been paid in full since October with outstanding water and sewer bill,what legal rights do I have I have text messages proving that they were living there and old lease

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

New Jersey

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not yet but 2 tenants are moving out January 1st and are asking for there security deposit

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Not really

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Lawyer: LegalKnowledge, Attorney replied 2 months ago

Good afternoon. You have a legal right to demand payment in full and if it is not made, evict AND you have a legal right to collect the past due rent. They have no legal right to live there for free and if they resided there, need to pay rent. Even if this was verbal, they could be considered month to month tenants and the obligation to pay the rent remains.

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