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Owner Occupied Commercial premises?

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What is the name of your state? New Jersey

I'm a subtenant in a commercial building (we actually live there but the rules for commercial buildings seem to apply). The leaseholder is not the building owner. I have a verbal lease with the leaseholder (not a recommended technique, by the way).

He gave me a Notice to Quit to be out on August 1st. The reason for eviction is given as "This is an owner occupied commercial premises." I know the rules for eviction are a little different for owner occupied units per nsja 2A:18-53, but what are the rules for owner occupied commercial units? Is there even such a thing? Is a leaseholder an "owner"? What if I don't want to go?

And just out of curiousity, what could the repercussions be for living in a commercial building? Is the landlord obligated to act if he knows about it?


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