New Jersey Month to Month Rental Agreement

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A New Jersey month to month rental agreement is a type of tenancy that does not end unless the landlord or tenant provide 30 days’ notice. This is common for short-term tenants or landlords seeking to sell or perform construction on the property in the near future. Nevertheless, a landlord is highly recommended to review a prospective tenant’s credit before signing an agreement.

Minimum Termination Period – 30 days

Laws – § 2A:18-56

How To Write

Step 1 – Download the form  – Begin by entering the following:

  • Name of the landlord
  • Name of the tenant
  • Date

Step 2 – Premises – Enter:

  • The street address
  • City

Step 3 – Lease Term – Enter the start date of the agreement

  • The tenant should then read the remaining portion of this section so that they understand what to do when they are prepared to end the tenancy. If the landlord is not made aware of the tenant’s intention to vacate the premises prior to 30 days written notice, they could lose their entire security deposit.

Step 4 – Lease Payments – Provide the following:

  • The amount of the rent to be paid at the 1st of each month
  • The tenant should carefully review the remainder of this section prior to signature

Step 5 – Late Payments – Landlord must enter:

  • The initial late fee
  • The charge per day that the rent is late
  • The date that the rent is so late that the agreement has been breached and court papers will be filed

Step 6 – Insufficient Funds – The Landlord should specify in this paragraph the amount that will be charged if they receive a payment back marked as insufficient funds

Step 7 – Security Deposit – The Landlord must enter the amount of a security deposit into this paragraph

  • The tenant should carefully read this section if they would wish to ensure recovery of their security deposit

Step 8 – Titled Sections Must be Carefully Reviewed -The titles section should be carefully ready and understood by the tenant. The Landlord must fill in any fields within these paragraphs (if any):

  • Defaults
  • Quiet Enjoyment
  • Possession and Surrender of Premises
  • Use of Premises
  • Occupants
  • Condition of Premises
  • Assignment and Sublease
  • Dangerous Materials
  • Utilities and Services – (Landlord must check the utilities and services they will be responsible for)
  • Pets (Landlord must enter pet deposit amount – if any)
  • Alterations and Improvements
  • Damage to Premises
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Right of Inspection
  • Holdover
  • Abandonment
  • Extended Absences
  • Security
  • Severability
  • Insurance
  • Binding Effect
  • Governing Law
  • Entire Agreement
  • Notice
  • Cumulative Rights
  • Waiver
  • Indemnification
  • Legal Fees
  • Display of Signs
  • Noise
  • Parking – (Landlord must specify what is allowable to the tenant with regard to parking rights) – Tenant should read this section carefully inasmuch as the landlord will claim no responsibility for damages
  • Balconies
  • Bicycles
  • Locking of Entrance Doors
  • Dwelling
  • Flood Zone – ( Per § 46:8-50 if the property is located in a flood zone the Lessor must identify this to the Lessee at the time of commencement of the agreement)
  • Truth In Renting
  • Window Guards
  • Water Leaks

Step 9 – Additional Terms and Conditions – If the landlord has any additional term and conditions not stated in this agreement write or type them here.

Step 10 – Signatures – Parties must provide:

  • Landlord’s Signature
  • Print Landlord’s Name
  • Signature of Tenant
  • Printed Name of Tenant
  • Signature of Co-Tenant
  • Printed Name of Co-Tenant