Can my landlord evict me for confronting him about entering my apartment without consent?

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Can my landlord evict me for confronting him about entering my apartment without consent?

Is this retalition from my landlord.

Asked on October 2, 2011 under Real Estate Law, New Jersey

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you are evicted for confronting the landlord about entering your apartment without consent, you can assert the defense of retaliatory eviction.  Retaliatory eviction means you are being evicted for something that is NOT a breach of the lease.

An alternative to asserting the defense of retaliatory eviction is to sue the landlord for retaliatory eviction.

Many states have notice requirements which require a landlord to provide written notice prior to entering a tenant's apartment unless it is an emergency.


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