Defenses to Eviction in New Jersey [2020]

defenses to eviction in new jersey

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.

Types of Tenants in New Jersey

types of leases and tenants in new jersey

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.