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Anna Mae Cashin v. Marisela Bello (A-98-13;


 Anna Mae Cashin v. Marisela Bello (A-98-13; 073215) 

The Legislature’s use of the word “building,” in its singular form, is both deliberate and dispositive. “Building” designates a discrete physical structure, not a number of such structures connected only by the ownership of the land on which they sit. By the plain language of N.J.S.A. 2A:18-61.1(l)(3), the converted garage constitutes its own “building” for purposes of the Act, and plaintiff may evict defendants.