New Jersey Tenant Laws You Should Know

 

 

Some landlord-tenant relationships can be filled with tension and sometimes even resentment. Every tenant has disagreements with their landlord at one point or another, which can lead to a list of complaints, mutual feeling of discontent on the landlord’s end. Generally, the issues that arise in a landlord-tenant relationship stems from a communication rift between the two or lack of knowledge of tenant and landlord rights. It is important for tenants to know their rights before signing a lease to a new apartment. This way, they are able to deal with any legal problems or questions without getting a lawyer involved. Check out these four common New Jersey State laws that every tenant should know when leasing an apartment.

  • Landlords must disclose specific information to tenants, usually in the lease or rental agreement, like whether the rental is in a flood zone or area.

  • NJ State law limits how much a landlord can charge for a security deposit (One and a half month’s rent for the first year, and no more than a 10% increase of the current security deposit for each additional annual deposit).

  • NJ State law requires at least 30 days’ notice of rent increase and 30 days for a tenant to pay overdue rent or move before a landlord can file for eviction.

GBCA’s Housing Coalition provides services such as tenant and landlord outreach and guidance for low to moderate income individuals and families at no cost. These services assist in educating tenants and landlords about their rights and the options they have if they encounter any issues with their housing. For more information about our services or to apply call (201) 488-6767.

GBCA’s Housing Coalition provides services such as tenant and landlord outreach and guidance for low to moderate income individuals and families at no cost. These services assist in educating tenants and landlords about their rights and the options they have if they encounter any issues with their housing. For more information about our services or to apply call (201) 488-6767.

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