New Jersey 30 Day Notice to Quit
If you have a tenant in a rental property in New Jersey who has violated your rules and regulations and/or is in violation of the terms of your lease or rental agreement, you may serve them this 30 Day Notice to Quit before proceeding with the eviction process. After a Notice to Cease has been served and no steps have been taken on the part of the tenant to cease violation of the lease or rental agreement, this Notice to Quit gives the tenant a period of 30 days to vacate the property to avoid eviction.
Who: The landlord (or an independent third party representing the landlord) will serve this New Jersey 30 Day Notice to Quit to a tenant who is in violation of the terms of the lease and/or the landlord’s rules and regulations for the property.
What: The New Jersey 30 Day Notice to Quit serves to warn the tenant that they have a fixed period of time (30 days) to vacate the premises before facing eviction. If the tenant refuses to leave after this time, the landlord may file for eviction with the State of New Jersey.
When: You must serve this notice to your tenant a minimum of 30 days before you file for eviction with the State of New Jersey. You must also have already served your tenant with a Notice to Cease before serving the Notice to Quit. If you do not serve the Notice to Cease first, the 30 Day Notice to Quit will not be legally binding and cannot be upheld in court.
To ensure that your New Jersey 30 Day Notice to Quit is legally binding and that it will allow you to continue with eviction proceedings after the end of the stated 30 days, you must properly serve the notice to your tenant. In New Jersey, you may do this by sending it through regular or certified mail, delivering it in person, posting it on the front door of the property, or having an independent third party deliver it and collect a signed copy for you. The latter option is usually the most efficient and best way to ensure that you can start the eviction process if the tenant refuses to leave.