Can a Tenant Change the Locks in New Jersey?

This question is about New Jersey Landlord Tenant Rights

Can a Tenant Change the Locks in New Jersey?

New Jersey’s current laws do not specific whether a tenant can change their own locks. Any power to do so must come from an applicable lease agreement, as a result. A tenant who changes their own locks without permission may be accused of damaging their unit otherwise, which may come with fines, security deposit deductions, or the threat of eviction.

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