Landlord’s Right to Show Tenant Occupied Property

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Landlords in New Jersey often ask their rights to show tenant occupied property that is for sale. Allowing prospective buyers access can increase sale proceeds. A bidding war is more likely if multiple prospective buyers are able to view in the interior. A landlord’s right to enter tenant-occupied property is limited. The starting point is … Read more

Guide to Easement Laws in New Jersey

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Easements in New Jersey serve many purposes. “Right of way” easements allow owners to pass through another’s property where it is necessary for street access or convenient for traveling to a specific location. “Public Utility” easements permit utility companies to set up electrical and plumbing. Commercial uses such as parking, access to transportation, or storage. … Read more

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

Removing A Non-Tenant in New Jersey

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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.

Types of Tenants in New Jersey

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Tenants can rent property as tenants at-will, month-to-month, year-to-year, or in another agreed upon arrangement. New Jersey law on legal notices and evictions can be different for each type of tenant.

Security Deposit Law in New Jersey

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New Jersey law sets forth how landlords collect, hold, and return security deposits. Keeping a security deposit improperly can result in paying “double” the deposit to the tenant, court costs, and attorney fees.

How to Evict a Tenant in New Jersey

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Wondering how to evict a tenant in New Jersey? The eviction process includes notices, a complaint, proving the case, overcoming defenses, and locking out.