Princeton, NJ asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: I was 9 days late in telling my landlord I was leaving and they"auto-renewed" me. Am I responsible for the rent?

I offered to pay an extra 9 days in rent to make up the 60-day notice period, but they have refused. I am leaving the apartment by June 30, 2022.

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Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The issue should be addressed by terms included in the lease. Do you ave a security deposit? Did the landlord give you any advance notice of either renewal or nonrenewal of the lease? Pay the nine days. The landlord cannot lock you out if it is a residential lease. He must file a complaint with the courts. If he does, be sure the follow the instructions in the documents you receive. If the landlord does not return your security deposit, you may have a claim against the landlord.

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