New Jersey Month-to-Month Lease Agreement

Last updated August 24th, 2022

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New Jersey month-to-month lease agreement defines the terms that a tenant must abide by in order to lease residential property from a landlord on a month-to-month basis. The agreement remains valid perpetually so long as the tenant pays rent and otherwise fulfills their lease obligations.

If the tenant or the landlord wishes to terminate the tenancy, they must provide the other with one (1) month’s notice before the move-out date. Furthermore, neither party is required to show cause; the lease may be ended for any or no reason. The advantage of this arrangement is the ability to control the lease duration, allowing the terminating party to end the agreement at a time best suited to their financial or personal needs.

    Notice for Terminating (§ 2A:18-56(b)) – One (1) Month

    Tenant Screening – New Jersey Rental Application

    Disclosures (4)

    1. Flood Zone
    2. Lead-Based Paint
    3. Truth in Renting
    4. Window Guards

    1) Flood Zone

    A Flood Zone Lookup Tool is provided by FEMA and may be used to determine whether a property is in a flood zone. If it is in a flood zone, landlords must inform their tenants of this fact in writing.

    2) Lead-Based Paint Disclosure

    According to federal law, landlords are required to disclose to tenants the possibility of exposure to lead-based paint in buildings built prior to 1978.

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    3) Truth in Renting Act

    Landlords renting properties with more than two (2) dwelling units (three (3) if the landlord occupies one) must provide this tenant-landlord guide to all tenants who are renting for a term of at least one (1) month.

    4) Window Guards

    A window guard statement must be included in all residential lease agreements where the tenant has a child who is ten (10) years or younger explaining that the tenant may request that window guards be installed on the premises.