New Jersey

New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law

No part of this information is meant to substitute for the advice of an attorney. If you have questions regarding New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law or believe you may have a case under these statutes, you should consult an attorney.

New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law – Security Deposits

New Jersey Security Deposit Law specifies that security deposits are still considered the property of the tenant. New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law 46:8-19 requires landlords to either invest the security deposit in a money market fund established by an Investment Company based in this State and registered under the “Investment Company Act of 1940,” or that the deposit is placed “in a State or federally chartered bank, savings bank or savings and loan association in this State…”

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New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law – Action for damages or other relief by tenant

Landlords are prohibited from taking unlawful action against a tenant who enforces their rights under New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law, complains to a government agency or refuses to comply with alterations to the tenancy agreement. If a landlord fails to remedy the situation after good faith notice from the tenant, the tenant may recover damages, “and other appropriate relief, including injunctive and other equitable remedies,” if the court determines a landlord has violated any provision of the Reprisal Law, N.J.S.A. 2A:42-10.0 through 10.14.
New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law protects your rights, but it is up to you to make sure that you do not violate any of the landlord tenant laws. Protect yourself further by conducting comprehensive New Jersey Tenant Screening and by obtaining essential New Jersey Landlord Forms.

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New Jersey Tenant Screening Background Checks

A key component of landlord tenant laws is also New Jersey Tenant Screening Background Checks. We’ve dedicated an entire page to it because of its importance. Visit New Jersey Tenant Screening Background Checks to screen your tenant.

New Jersey Landlord Forms

All states require a variety of forms to rent an apartment to a tenant and New Jersey is no exception. Check out American Apartment Owners Association’s New Jersey Landlord Forms now.

Nationwide Landlord Tenant Laws

Looking for landlord tenant laws outside of New Jersey? The American Apartment Owners Association offers helpful landlord tenant laws for all 50 states. Click on any of the states listed below and go directly to its landlord tenant laws page.

Reminder: This information is a general explanation and summary of New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law but is in no way meant to substitute for legal advice, nor does it list all the statutes under the New Jersey Residential Landlord Tenant Act.