New Jersey Rental Lease Agreements


The New Jersey rental agreements create a binding real estate contract between a tenant and landlord, enabling both parties to gain a clear understanding of their role in the transaction. The agreement becomes effective only after it has been signed by all parties involved and serves as a definitive guide to the responsibilities of tenant and landlord. If the structure was built prior to 1978, it will be necessary to include the disclosure warning the tenant of the use of lead-based paint.

Laws – N.J.S.A. 2A:18-53 through 2A:18-84, N.J.S.A. 2A:42N.J.S.A. 46:8-9.1 through N.J.S.A. 46:8-9.3, N.J.S.A 46:8-9.4 through 46:9-50

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The New Jersey residential lease agreement is a standard one (1) year term lease between a landlord and tenant. This is the most popular agreement document used when renting residential property to lessees. It will clearly identify the monthly rent, the responsibilities of both parties, all necessary disclosures (as listed below) and the utilities to be included or unincluded in the rent (e.g., electricity, hot…

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The New Jersey month-to-month rental agreement is an arrangement designated for short term tenancy (otherwise known as “Tenancy at Will”) that allows the continuation of the lease agreement with the payment of rent every month. There is no end date to the contract as long as each side holds their end of the agreement. Either party may change or void the agreement by submitting notice…

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The New Jersey commercial lease agreement is a legal form that details an arrangement between a landlord of commercial real estate and a business entity operating within its premises. It lists the cost of rent, the type of arrangement (Triple Net, Gross, or Modified Gross), the length of the term, and all other provisions which will dictate the nature of the relationship between the two…

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The New Jersey rental application allows a landlord to check and verify a tenant’s credit and employment information to make sure he or she is able to pay rent on time. This lowers the potential for hassle on the landlord’s end as well as the likelihood of needing to evict the tenant should they fail to pay rent. The most important things for a property…

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The New Jersey sublease agreement is common around urban and college areas as the contract allows a person (“sublessor”) holding a lease agreement (“master lease”) to rent the same property to someone else. It must state in the master lease that subleasing is allowed or the tenant must get written permission from the landlord. Once a new tenant (“sublessee”) is found for the property, he…

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The New Jersey Roommate Agreement acts as a written guideline to a living arrangement, agreed to by roommates, regarding a rental property. In this case, the landlord will be left out of any obligations or responsibilities to anyone but the master tenant(s) with whom they’ve entered into a lease agreement. Therefore, the roommate agreement need only be signed by the master tenant and all roommates…

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