RHONJ stars Melissa and Joe Gorga are getting a crash course in being landlords.
As we previously reported, Melissa and Joe have been trying unsuccessfully to evict a tenant, Kai Patterson, from their Montville home. The Gorgas have claimed that Kai hasn’t paid rent for months.
But last week the Gorgas were shocked to learn that they can’t evict Kai because they never registered their home as a rental property! According to the Daily Record, Joe spoke with a zoning officer last summer and was told he didn’t need to register his home as a rental property. The Gorgas’ attorney said he thought since Melissa and Joe made a lease-purchase agreement with Kai registration wasn’t necessary, but the judge said it was and is required by a state statute.
But there’s still hope for the Gorgas. The judge advised Melissa and Joe to get the house registered and he’ll hear the complaints again on Sept. 2.
The Gorgas claim they want to move back into the Montville house so they can register their three children for school.
I’m no real estate expert, but I think the Gorgas should’ve covered all their bases and done more than just have a conversation with a zoning officer to learn whether or not they should’ve registered their house as a rental property.
What do you think of the judge’s decision? Do you think Joe and Melissa have any chance at evicting Kai and moving back into their house?