Why Sending a “Notice to Quit” Early Can Save Landlords a LOT of Time

If you’re currently dealing with a tenant who has failed to pay their rent, you may be stressing over the best time to send out a “Notice to Quit”—the notice that informs your tenants that they have 30 days to vacate the property, because you are evicting them with cause. Perhaps you have questions about


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The Importance of a Lease Agreement

Tenant agreements can be created by either a written or an oral lease. While both of these forms of agreement are protected by law, it is prudent to create a written lease agreement in almost all circumstances. Even written lease agreements can become outdated of course, resulting in a month-to-month or holdover tenancy that operates


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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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