The Different Types of Eviction Notices

In New Jersey, tenants are protected from eviction without cause. To begin the eviction process, you must have cause to evict, and match that cause to the correct pre-eviction notice. Depending on the reason for the eviction, you may be required to provide notice between a couple days and a couple months. Some landlords may


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Landlord Evictions: Do it Yourself?

You have a lot to think about if you are planning to evict a tenant. One of the concerns on your mind may be the expenses involved in removing someone from a property. You may be considering that you could save a lot of money if you managed the eviction yourself. Though it’s possible for


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Illegal Lockouts: How a Landlord Can Protect Themselves

Tenants in New Jersey have the right to possess their apartments. What this means is that once the tenant occupies an apartment, he or she does so to the prohibition of others. However, there is a common violation of this tenant right: the interference of a landlord with a tenant’s possession via an illegal lockout.


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The Necessity of Registering Your Rental Property in New Jersey

Is your rental property registered? If not, you may have some big problems on the horizon. Not registering your property as a rental is a violation of the law in most of New Jersey, but even the legal penalties may be the least of your worries. It is incredibly difficult to manage the behavior of


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Can Landlords Sue for Damages Beyond the Security Deposit?

When a tenant leaves a unit, they may also leave a mess and a lot of damage. Even a general lack of maintenance can mean cleaning costs in the hundreds. We’ve listened to horror stories from landlords who have a seen a lot worse than that—Water damage, mold, vermin infestations—it can easily add up to


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Can You Evict Tenants When You’re Selling a Property?

Tenants are strongly protected from eviction without cause in New Jersey. If you want to remove a tenant for any reason that isn’t a lease violation, you’ll often need to wait for quite a while and make sure that you follow the steps perfectly. This is certainly the case when it comes to removing tenants


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Are Oral Lease Agreements Legally Binding?

An oral/verbal lease exists when there is no written lease to serve as a contract between a landlord and his or her tenants. In the absence of an agreement in writing, any conversations about the price of the rent, when the rent is due, or how the property can be used becomes an oral contract.


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Setting Up a Landlord Security Deposit Account

If you’re a prudent landlord, security deposits will be part of all of your rental agreements. A security deposit can be a great insurance policy against damage to the property, but it’s important to remember that once that money is in your hands, you have responsibilities. One of the best ways you can protect yourself


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When Do NJ Landlords Need to Hire a Management Company?

Hiring a management company is a big step that is eventually taken by most successful landlords. While some tenants may like the personal touch of working directly with their unit’s owner, few landlords can handle that kind of time commitment. This is especially true for those landlords who are managing many units. If you’ve found


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How to Avoid Damages from Breach of Quiet Enjoyment

An implied warranty of habitability is a part of every lease agreement in New Jersey. This is a general warranty from the landlord that the unit is free of problems that would unreasonably inhibit the quiet enjoyment of the property. The ‘covenant of ‘quiet enjoyment’ restricts… “any act or omission of landlord . . .


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