Most tenants "illegal tenants" in basements and attics, are awarded six months of rent as "relocation assistance" in court, this is for New Jersey and is statewide. This is obviously a strong deterrent to renting out illegal spaces. You are generally given more time to leave. Eight days sounds like your landlord is trying to pull a fast one. I know this is being posted months after the original posting, but hopefully someone finds it informative.
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