New Jersey Notice to Quit | Notice to Cease | Non-Payment of Rent Template

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The New Jersey notice to quit for nonpayment of rent is given to tenants that fail to pay their rent on time. The notice informs the tenant that they may be evicted due to their non-compliance with the lease terms. New Jersey landlords are only required to issue this notice if the tenant is habitually late on their payments and the landlord has accepted partial payments in the past. In such cases, the tenant will have one (1) month to vacate (the landlord may choose to terminate the lease regardless of whether the tenant pays the amount due). In all other circumstances where the tenant fails to pay rent, the landlord may file an eviction lawsuit immediately following the date rent is due with no notice period required. However, if the tenant lives in a federally subsidized housing unit, the landlord must provide at least fourteen (14) days’ notice before filing for eviction with the court.

When is Rent due? (N.J.S.A. 2a:42-6.1) – Rent is due on the date agreed upon in the rental contract. However, the landlord must wait five (5) days after rent is late to begin charging late fees.

Laws N.J.S.A. 2a:18-61.2

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