In another page of the Gorga versus Patterson eviction saga….
The tenant dispute between Joe Gorga and
the tenant from hell Kai Paterson rages on in another showdown in court today.
Once again, Judge Stephen Taylor delayed the eviction of Patterson. This time, due to the fact, Joe Gorga failed to register his Montville Mansion as a rental property.
The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars, claims they rented Kai Patterson their Montville, NJ home for $20,ooo a month in a rent-to-buy arrangement for the $3.8 million purchase price. Their tenant is currently 4 months in arrears. According to court docs, Patterson’s rent check bounced in April, then he failed to pay rent in May and June.
According to the Gorga’s attorney, Frank Catania, Joe was advised by Montville Zoning officials that registration of his property was not necessary for one-family dwelling.
The judge was forced to adjourn today’s proceedings and reschedule the case to September, 2nd. This was done to give Joe Gorga time to obtain the proper certificates required to lease his home. Once the property is registered, the judge will hear the case again. However, without the correct occupancy certificates the eviction of Kai Patterson is deemed illegal.
Patterson’s attorney, Richard Koppenaal, ordered the case be dismissed on the grounds stated above. He was none too happy about the judges decision granting Gorga time to obtain the proper certificates. He stated in court today: “I’ve never heard of a case where the landlord can go in after the fact to register.” Taylor responded, “It happens all the time in Essex County,” where he formerly presided.
The Gorga’s attorney claims Mr. Patterson owes the reality couple a total of $185,000.
Melissa and Joe Gorga want back into their Montville mansion ASAP to register their three kids for school in September, which is right around the corner.