The New Jersey notice to cease is a document that landlords must serve as a warning to tenants who are in breach of their lease agreement instructing them to stop or remedy their violation. In certain circumstances, such as for habitual late rent, unauthorized subtenants, and repairable damage, the landlord will set a deadline by which the breach must be corrected. If a tenant does not comply with the landlord’s demand, the landlord can serve them with a 1-Month Notice to Quit for Non-Compliance or 3-Day Notice to Quit for Non-Compliance.
Laws – § 2A-18-61.1(b, d, e, and j)
1-Month Notice to Quit for Non-Compliance – If the tenant has continued their non-compliance with the terms of their lease or late rent payments after receiving a Notice to Cease, the landlord can terminate their lease with this eviction notice that gives them one (1) month to move out.
3-Day Notice to Quit for Non-Compliance – If the tenant’s repeated lease violations require the landlord’s re-entry or the violations disturb the neighbors’ peace following a Notice to Cease, the landlord can terminate their lease with three (3) days’ notice.