New Jersey

As a landlord, you spend many hours every month finding tenants, showing units, and writing up leases. Our New Jersey Residential Lease Forms save you time without hiring a lawyer, which also saves you money. There - that was easy.

Q: How much can I charge the tenant for a security deposit?
A: You can charge an amount that is equal to 1 1/2 times the monthly rent. Make sure that you issue a receipt to the tenant, as a written record of the amount paid. Under the New Jersey Rent Security Deposit Act, you must inform the tenant where the deposit is being held and when it will be returned to him/her at the end of the tenancy. You cannot deduct anything from the deposit while the tenant still lives in the rental unit.

Q: Do I have to pay interest on the security deposit?
If you own less than 10 rental units, you have to pay at least the regular rate of interest. If you own 10 or more rental units, you're required to place the security deposits into an insured money market fund or a federally insured bank account which pays interest at money market account rates.

Q: How long do I have to refund the deposit after the tenant moves out?
You've got 30 days to return the security deposit and accrued interest, less any amounts being deducted for outstanding rent or the costs of repairing any damages caused by the tenant. If you're deducting any amounts, you also have to provide an itemized statement to the tenant.
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New Jersey Agreement to Terminate Lease Early

Cancel a tenant's lease before the expiry of the term with this New Jersey Agreement for Early Termination of Lease form.

  • This form is not for evictions. It can only be used when both the landlord and tenant agree to terminate the lease early.
  • This Agreement is for residential tenants only. You must use a different form for commercial rental properties.
  • The tenant must still give the landlord written .....

New Jersey Assignment of Lease by Landlord

Assign an existing lease to a new owner of the property with this New Jersey Assignment of Lease by Landlord form.

  • The Assignment is between the seller (current landlord), the purchaser of the property (new landlord), and the tenant.
  • The tenant covenants to pay rent to the new landlord and continue to perform the tenant's obligations under the lease.
  • The purchaser and seller agree to indemnify each other against any claims or actions arising out of any breac.....

New Jersey Fixed Term Residential Lease Agreement

Lease a house or apartment in New Jersey to a tenant with this Fixed Term Residential Lease Agreement.

The lease runs for a fixed term, such as 1 year. The Lease Agreement contains standard conditions covering residential rentals such as:
  • when and how the rent payments are to be made;
  • security deposit and late charges;
  • responsibilities of each of the parties for maintenance and repairs;
  • abandonment of the property by the tenant;
  • as.....

New Jersey Lease Co-Signer Agreement

NJ landlords, if you are signing a lease with a tenant who is a minor (such as a student), make sure a parent or guardian of the tenant executes this New Jersey Lease Co-signer Agreement.

The co-signer agrees to:
  • allow the landlord to run a credit check on the co-signer,
  • guarantee that the tenant complies with the rental agreement,
  • guarantee the payment of rent.
This New Jersey Lease Co-signer Agreement is provided in MS Word.....

New Jersey Permission to Sublet or Assign Lease

Get your landlord's consent to assign your lease or sublet your rental unit for the rest of the lease term with this New Jersey Permission Agreement to Sublet or Assign Lease.

  • The new tenant must meet the landlord's requirements, and the landlord must give its written approval of the new tenant.
  • The form contains clauses for either an assignment of the lease or a sublease of the premises.
  • The landlord has the option to hold the existing tenant responsib.....

New Jersey Rental Agreement for Residential Premises

New Jersey landlords, rent out a house, apartment, or duplex to a tenant by the month or by the week with this Rental Agreement for Residential Premises.
  • The Agreement establishes what is called a "periodic tenancy" because it runs from rental period to rental period (month to month or week to week).
  • The tenant must pay late fees if the rent is not paid on time, and a charge for any returned checks.
  • The tenant is responsible for yard maintenance.
  • $29.99

New Jersey Residential Lease Extension

Extend the term of a tenant's lease with this New Jersey Residential Lease Extension Agreement.

  • The landlord and tenant must both agree to extend the lease term for an additional period.
  • The lease cost now becomes a monthly rental payment for the duration of the extended term.
  • All other provisions of the original lease which are not amended in the Extension Agreement remain the same.
  • This Agreement is only for residential tenancies. For commercial .....

New Jersey Residential Sublease Agreement

New Jersey tenants, sublease the property you are renting with this Sublease Agreement for residential rental units.

  • The sublease requires the consent of the landlord.
  • The subtenant must pay the rent, the utilities and a damage deposit.
  • The subtenant must keep the premises in clean and good condition.
  • The subtenant cannot assign the sublease without the consent of both the landlord and the original tenant.
  • The sublease includes a Prem.....

New Jersey Tenant Agreement for Alterations to Rental Unit

New Jersey tenants, get your landlord's consent to do alterations to your rental unit with this Agreement for Tenant Alterations.

  • The tenant must use only the materials and procedures agreed to by the landlord.
  • The tenant waives all claims against the landlord for injury, loss or damage suffered as a result of the work.
  • This template contains alternate provisions regarding ownership of the alterations at the end of the tenancy, depending on whether the alter.....