North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco has never been one to run from a fight, and this time he’s standing up for tenants whose apartment building was recently sold and is under new ownership. He recently directed the Township’s Tenant Advocate, Michael Purvin, to send a letter advising tenants of 625 Kennedy Boulevard that they had the legal right to continue living there despite any intimidation or harassment from the new owners or their representatives.
Since the building was purchased three months ago, a number of tenants have already vacated their apartments. Mayor Sacco is committed to ensuring landlords who violate New Jersey’s Anti-Eviction Act are held accountable for their illegal practices.
“We will not allow our residents to be bullied and intimidated in any way by owners or landlords who are looking to profit off of the displacement of others,” said Mayor Sacco. “We will use every legal device in our toolbox to ensure their rights are protected and their families are secure in the knowledge they will not be forced to leave their homes.”
New Jersey’s Anti-Eviction Act ensures tenants are protected from unfair eviction practices. The law provides a variety of protections for tenants, including requiring landlords to have good cause before evicting a tenant and setting forth specific procedures that landlords must follow during the eviction process. The law also prohibits retaliation by landlords against tenants who assert their rights under the act. Overall, the Anti-Eviction Act aims to ensure that tenants in New Jersey have secure and stable housing, even in difficult circumstances.
If any North Bergen tenants are facing fear of eviction from management or its representatives, please contact the Tenant Advocate’s office by phone: (201) 867-4454, email: Mpurvin@purvinlaw.com, or via traditional mail: 5600 Kennedy Boulevard, West New York, NJ 07093.