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NJ Landlord’s Rights

  • Right to collect rent: Landlords have the right to collect rent from their tenants as agreed upon in the lease or rental agreement.
  • Right to evict: Landlords can evict tenants for valid reasons, such as non-payment of rent, violation of lease terms, or other legal grounds.
  • However, eviction must be carried out following the proper legal procedures.
  • Right to access the property: Landlords usually have the right to enter the rental property for specific reasons, such as making repairs, conducting inspections, or showing the property to potential renters. However, they must typically provide reasonable notice to the tenant before entering.
  • Right to charge security deposits: Landlords can collect security deposits from tenants, but there are regulations on how they can be used and the maximum amount they can charge is equal to 1 & ½ months’ rent.
  • Right to sue for damages: If a tenant causes damage to the property beyond normal wear and tear, landlords can sue the tenant for the cost of repairs.
  • Right to enforce lease terms: Landlords can enforce the terms of the lease or rental agreement, including rules about noise, pets, and occupancy limits.
  • Right to use lease agreements: Landlords can use written lease agreements to outline the terms and conditions of the tenancy, protecting both parties’ rights.

It is important to note that New Jersey has strong tenant protection laws, and landlords must adhere to specific rules and procedures when dealing with issues like security deposits, evictions, and lease terminations. Additionally, local ordinances and regulations may also impact landlords’ rights in specific areas of New Jersey. For this reason, it’s recommended that landlords seek legal advice or refer to the New Jersey Statutes and local ordinances for precise and updated information.