Brooklyn, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: If I rent room in private house with many rooms ( nj state) Can I put lock in my door?

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

A: The first question is whether this is a legal unit.

Did the Landlord give occupancy permit which includes a smoke detector certification?

Is there a written lease? Did you pay a security deposit? Did the Landlord provide you with the name of the bank where the deposit is being held? In any event, you may lock the door. All leases in NJ, both written or oral, is deemed to include the provision for quiet enjoyment which limits the right of the Landlord to enter your unit without notice except for an emergency such as a water or gas leak.

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