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New Jersey Eviction Notice Forms – Process and Laws

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The New Jersey eviction notice forms are used when a landlord seeks to have a tenant removed. The landlord does not need to notify tenant that (s)he hasn’t paid the rent when it is due, but if there is another breach, then you have to provide the tenant with notice and give her/him an opportunity to rectify the situation.

If tenant continues to breach the lease after the time period given, landlord can then file the Complaint and Summons with the Special Civil Part Clerk offices and pay a fee. If the landlord prevails, (s)he can have the court issue a Judgment for Possession and obtain a Warrant for removal.

Laws – N.J.S.A. 2A:18-53 Thru 2A:18-84

Notices By Type

Notice to Quit (For All Violation Types) – Check the box on the document to the violation that matches the tenant’s non-compliance:

  • Non-Payment of Rent – Lease is terminated immediately unless the landlord has accepted rent that is late previously in the tenancy. If so, the notice is for thirty (30) days.
  • Lease Violation – If the tenant violated a particular terms or condition in the rental contract it shall be stated with the right to cure or vacate within thirty (30) days.
  • Disorderly Conduct – If the tenant is considered destroying the peace and quiet of other guests on the property or neighbors they shall have to vacate within three (3) days.

30-Day Notice to Quit (Month to Month) – This form is for use in a landlord tenant relationship, whereby one of the parties seeks to end a month-to-month lease by providing the requisite notice.

When is Rent Due

Rent is due on the date specified in the lease, otherwise it will be considered late.

How to Evict (Process)

Step 1 – If the tenant has failed to pay rent, the landlord does not have to give notice to tenant and may proceed to step 2 immediately. If there is another type of breach, landlord must send notice to tenant: Notice to Quit (For All Violation Types)

Step 2- If the tenant has failed to pay rent or the tenant has failed to respond appropriately to the notice sent by landlord, the landlord may then proceed to the Special Civil Part Clerk offices to file a Complaint and Summons and pay a fee.

Step 3 – The court will serve the tenant and the landlord will receive a notice of when to appear in court.

Step 4 – If the tenant defaults and/or the landlord prevails in court, landlord will get a judgment for possession. He then must apply for a warrant for possession to empower the sheriff to assist in removing tenant.


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