Forms of Real Estate Ownership in New Jersey

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Real estate ownership takes many forms in New Jersey. Rights in real property change based on the number of owners and their percentage share, martial relationships, whether subject to inheritance or automatic transfer, death of a beneficiary, use restrictions, right of re-entry, and termination upon the occurrence of a pre-defined event. Deeds in New Jersey … Read more

Guide to Attorney Review in New Jersey

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Attorney review in New Jersey is a three-business day period to consult an attorney before the contract is final. Learn how attorney review works in this guide.

Guide to Easement Laws in New Jersey

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Learn the New Jersey law on the purpose and various types of easement, how easements are created and terminated, and the penalties for violating an easement.

Types of Deeds and Covenants in New Jersey

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Deeds transfer ownership in real property from the grantor to the grantee in New Jersey. For example, a seller (grantor) uses a deed to transfer ownership to the buyer (grantee). Parents (grantor) often freely transfer to their children (grantee). Deeds are characterized by “guarantees” the grantor makes about their interest in the property, and “promises” … Read more

Valid and Enforceable Deeds in New Jersey

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Deeds are a legal document that transfers ownership in real estate. New Jersey recognizes multiple kinds of deeds: bargain and sale, quit claim, sheriff’s deed, deed in lieu of foreclosure, special warranty, and general warranty deeds. The New Jersey Recording Act requires that deeds must be recorded to be fully enforceable against future claims. The … Read more

Golden Apple Holdings v. Estate of Perez – “Functional Tenant” Doctrine

New Jersey is a pro-tenant state and “functional tenant” case law adds another barrier to evictions.
Even where a lease explicitly terminates upon death, an occupant in premises leased by a deceased family member can be entitled to protection under the Anti-Eviction Act.
On June 22, 2020, the Appellate Division in Golden Apple Holdings, LLC v. Estate of Caridad Perez applied the “functional tenant” doctrine to reverse a warrant of removal.

Defenses to Eviction in New Jersey [2020]

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Tenants can assert defenses to eviction in New Jersey including defective notice, waivers due to collecting rent or passing of time, uninhabitable condition, bankruptcy, lack of registration or certificate of occupancy, and retaliation. Tenants must prove their defenses at trial.

Removing A Non-Tenant in New Jersey

Ejectment in New Jersey - How to Remove A Non-Tenant

Ejectment is the legal process in New Jersey for removing an non-tenants, including squatters, and friends and family that refuse to leave. Ejectment involves filing a lawsuit, court hearings, and lock-out by the county sheriff.