Newark, NJ asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: I am gifting my property and need to have the current tenants vacate so the new owners can live there.

How long do I legally have to notify them if they are month to month?

2 Lawyer Answers
Derek John Soltis
Derek John Soltis
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Jersey City, NJ

A: You need to terminate the tenancy of the people that live there now. Even if you do that correctly, they may not want to move out and then you will have to evict them. At this time, evictions are on hold in NJ.

Talk to them first and explain what is going on. If they are able to pay rent elsewhere, this is a renter's market where people can start finding deals as 47% of households in the US have had a downturn in income because of Corona.

Talk to an attorney if you need help.

Peter A. Michael
Peter A. Michael
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Since you intend to personally occupy the home/apartment, you must provide notice to the current tenants under NJSA 2A:18-61(L). This notice is required to be given 2 calendar months prior to filing the suit but must be at the end of the tenants lease. So there are a couple of factors that may affect your case. Feel free to contact my law firm for a free consultation!

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