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At, we understand the nuances and significance of residential leasing, whether you're a landlord or a tenant. Our legal team is dedicated to providing comprehensive support and guidance through every aspect of residential lease agreements in New Jersey, ensuring your leasing experience is both secure and beneficial.

Our attorneys are well-versed in the intricacies of residential leasing law and are committed to offering personalized legal services that meet the specific needs of each client, whether they are leasing out their property or looking for a place to call home.

Our Residential Leasing Services Include:

  • Customized Lease Agreement Drafting: Crafting lease agreements that are tailored to meet the specific requirements of landlords and tenants, ensuring clarity, fairness, and legal compliance.

  • Thorough Contract Review: Our team meticulously reviews lease contracts, ensuring they protect your rights and interests while adhering to New Jersey laws.

  • Negotiation Assistance: Whether you are negotiating lease terms or dealing with lease renewals, our attorneys provide expert negotiation assistance to secure terms that best suit your needs.

  • Tenant-Landlord Dispute Resolution: We handle disputes between landlords and tenants with a focus on finding amicable and legal resolutions that serve the interests of both parties.

  • Guidance on Rights and Responsibilities: Educating both landlords and tenants about their legal rights and responsibilities under New Jersey law, helping prevent potential conflicts.

  • Ongoing Support and Legal Counsel: At, we believe in building lasting relationships. We offer ongoing legal counsel and support throughout the tenure of the lease, ensuring a smooth and trouble-free leasing experience.

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Choose for your residential leasing needs in New Jersey. Contact us today for expert legal assistance. Our dedicated team is committed to providing personalized and efficient legal services that simplify the leasing process for you, whether you're leasing out your property or looking for your next home.

  • It is important to have a lease agreement to protect your rights and ensure the steady flow of rental income from your property. Habitual delay in paying rent is impermissible in New Jersey. If your Tenant pays rent late, the NJ Anti-Eviction Act allows a Landlord to evict a Tenant for “habitual late payment of rent” when the Tenant “after written notice to cease, has habitually and without legal justification failed to pay rent which is due and owing.” N.J.S.A. 2A:18-61.1 (j). Meaning the Landlord must send the proper Notice to Cease, and a Notice to Quit and serve it on the Tenant according to the Rules at least one month before filing the eviction suit.

  • The Tenant must continue to pay rent late at least two more times after receiving the notice to cease pursuant to Hawthorne Avenue Corp. vs. Barnes, 204 N.J Super. 14 (App. Div. 1985); Tower Management Corp. V. Podesta, 226 N.J Super. 300 (App. Div. 1988).

  • If the Tenant pays rent late after receiving the Notice to Cease, the Landlord must keep providing the Tenant with notices that paying rent late violates the lease. If the Landlord does not give this notice every time the Landlord accepts a late payment, the Landlord may lose the right to evict the Tenant. See Ivy Hill Park vs. Abutidze, 371 N.J Super. 103 (App. Div. 2004).

  • If your Tenant fails to pay rent, you do not need to send any notices and you may proceed directly with an eviction action based on non-payment of rent.

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Tenants and Landlords have legal rights and responsibilities. These rights and responsibilities are stated in many different laws. Contact our office today to speak to a knowledgeable attorney about your rights and obligations.

What do I do with Tenant’s belongings after eviction?

The Abandoned Tenant Property Act N.J.S.A. 2A:18-72 to -84 governs abandonment of property left by a Tenant on a Landlord’s property. The Act compels a Landlord to comply with the enumerated requirements before disposing of a Tenant’s property. Metpark II, LLC v. Kempfe (N.J. Super. App. Div., 2018).

A Landlord of commercial or residential property, in the manner provided by P.L.1999, c.340 (C.2A:18-72 et al.), may dispose of any tangible goods, chattels, manufactured or mobile homes or other personal property left upon a premises by a Tenant after giving notice as required by section 2 of P.L.1999, c.340 (C.2A:18-73), only if the Landlord reasonably believes under all the circumstances that the Tenant has left the property upon the premises with no intention of asserting any further claim to the premises or the property and:

  • A warrant for removal has been executed and possession of the premises has been restored to the Landlord; or

  • The Tenant has given written notice that he or she is voluntarily relinquishing possession of the premises. The provisions of P.L.1999, c.340 (C.2A:18-72 et al.) shall not apply to the disposal of Tenant property left on nonresidential rental property if there is a lease in effect which has been duly executed by all parties which contains specific terms and conditions for the disposal of Tenant property.

  • In short, The Landlord must have regained possession from the Tenant, either by way of eviction action, or by way of other conclusive proof that the Tenant has voluntarily surrendered possession of the premises (e.g.; the Tenant turned in the keys or indicated in writing that he or she has surrendered possession); and.

  • The Landlord shall also serve the Tenant with a written notice, advising the Tenant that he or she must claim all belongings in the apartment within 33 days, or they will be presumed to be abandoned, and may be disposed of.

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