Both landlords and tenants need to be aware of the laws in New Jersey that surround renting out a home or apartment and need to understand what to do if something goes wrong. From the operations and responsibilities that come from owning a building and renting it out to the rights of the tenants who rent from you, you need to know where to turn if you need help.
If you are a landlord, then your building needs to be in good repair and comply with all existing New Jersey laws. If someone is injured on your property, you could be held liable for that injury even if you were not on the premises when the accident occurred. In some cases, you could even be held responsible for your tenant’s illegal or negligent behavior, so it is important to maintain your properties and be aware of who you are renting to and what they are doing.
The Eviction Process in New Jersey
If you are a landlord and need to evict a tenant, you need to follow a strict outline for the eviction process. A New Jersey Landlord Tenant lawyer can walk you through the process and ensure it runs smoothly. New Hersey has some of the most tenant-friendly laws in the nation, so it is essential that you do everything right the first time if you need to evict someone.
You’ll have to serve notice of the eviction; the actual amount of time you need to give will depend on the reason for the eviction. A Notice to Cease is optional, but is the first step towards evicting a tenant that is disruptive or bothering others, while a Notice to Quit initiates the eviction process for a non-paying or non-performing tenant and provides a set number of days to pay or leave.
Landlords and tenants have other needs in New Jersey; we help with the following issues:
- Leases for residential and commercial property
- Nonpayment of rent
- Landlord harassment
- Breaches of the Lease
- Illegal use of property by tenant
Get the Help You Need from a New Jersey Landlord/Tenant Lawyer
Whether you are a landlord that needs the peace of mind that comes from knowing your properties and rental practices all comply with the law or you need help with a specific issue, we’re here for you. Contact us for help with evictions, leases and other property related matters; we’re here to make sure your dream investment doesn’t turn into a nightmare.