New Jersey Security Deposit Law

This is the New Jersey Security Deposit Law. The New Jersey Security Deposit Law specifies how a landlord must collect, maintain, and return a security deposit. Under this law, a security deposit is money that belongs to the tenant but is held by the landlord in trust. New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Division of Codes and Standards Landlord-Tenant Information Service-SECURITY DEPOSIT LAW N.J.S.A. 46:8-19 THROUGH 26

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This is the New Jersey Security Deposit Law. The New Jersey Security Deposit Law specifies how a landlord must collect, maintain, and return a security deposit. Under this law, a security deposit is money that belongs to the tenant but is held by the landlord in trust.

Who: This is an informational document for landlords and tenants who own or rent property in the state of New Jersey.

What: This is the New Jersey Security Deposit Law. The New Jersey Security Deposit Law specifies how a landlord must collect, maintain, and return a security deposit. Under this law, a security deposit is money that belongs to the tenant but is held by the landlord in trust.

When: Informational documents provide a landlord and tenant with useful knowledge and reading such material periodically is useful.

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