Los Angeles, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: Landlord is putting house on the market,how much time is he suppose to give me to look for another place to rent?

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Matthew Schutz
Matthew Schutz
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Flemington, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: It depends on the situation. Under New Jersey law, the landlord can't evict you if he is selling the premises, unless it's under contract and the new owner wants to use the unit for his own personal use. The landlord has to give you 2 months notice to quit. If the property is under lease, the lease on the property has to expire. So if you have 6 months to go on your lease, and the landlord has the property under contract to deliver empty for the new owners personal use, you have roughly 8 months.

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