Is a tenant entitled to request a jury trial?

If yes, does it matter if the tenant is being evicted for nonpayment of rent vs. the Summary Dispossess Act in an owner occupied premises?

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    You've asking multiple questions about a certain situation. While they are written in a sufficiently hypothetical way to not be legal advice, someone in such a situation would be far better off consulting a professional than random people on the internet. Mar 5 at 17:38

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Usually there is not a right to a jury trial in a possession hearing. This is in part because the possession hearing is preliminary, with a hearing that addresses matters such as damages in a final hearing. But, once a tenant has been evicted, the possession question becomes moot.

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