Can a Lease Automatically Renew in New Jersey?

This question is about New Jersey Residential Lease Agreement

Yes, a lease can automatically renew in New Jersey. If there is no renewal clause in the lease, it can still be renewed. If the landlord accepts rent after the lease has expired, the lease is renewed on a month-to-month basis (NJ Rev Stat § 46:8-10 (2018)).

In some cases, a new lease may be required. In this case, a new lease must be written with the same terms as the original lease and signed by both parties (NJ Rev Stat § 46:8-4 (2018)).

For a standard residential lease, a notice of between 60 and 90 days is required to terminate the tenancy (NJ Rev Stat § 46:8-9 (2018)).. For a month-to-month lease, a tenant or landlord must provide 30-days’ notice of the intent to terminate the tenancy.

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