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During the COVID-19 pandemic the LSNJ Hotline will remain open during its normal business hours. Our Hotline staff will be working remotely and you may encounter delays when calling.

FAQ - I am not a tenant or homeowner. Can I be locked out during the pandemic?

If there is no landlord-tenant relationship or other legal right to removal in a property, an occupant may be removed through an ejectment action (Verified Complaint and Order to Show Cause for Writ of Possession). Ejectment actions are not explicitly addressed in Executive Order 106, which is found online at You should seek legal advice on to how to respond. If you are the former homeowner and you lost your home in foreclosure, you can argue that you should still be protected under the Order to the same extent as of the Plaintiff chose to request a writ of possession in the foreclosure case.

(Return to Frequently Asked Questions for Tenants, Hotel/Motel Residents, and Other Occupants During COVID-19) ​​​​​

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