New Jersey 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: January 29, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

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New Jersey 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for a lease violation, such as failing to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner. The tenant must take appropriate corrective action or move out within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use a New Jersey 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

A 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate begins the eviction process for the following tenant violations:

  • Failure to maintain the rental unit in a clean and sanitary manner
  • Occupancy violations
  • Parking in an unauthorized area on the premises
  • Other lease violations

Some types of New Jersey lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

How To Write a New Jersey 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Comply or Vacate:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy, and the corrective action(s) necessary to avoid termination
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Serve a New Jersey 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

New Jersey landlords may deliver a Notice To Comply or Vacate using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Hand delivery to a member of the tenant’s family over age 14 on the property, who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
  3. Delivery by certified mail, AND, if unclaimed, also by regular mail

Mailed notice adds five (5) calendar days to a notice period, to account for variable delivery times.

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In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.

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