New Jersey 30 Day Notice To Quit

Last Updated: March 19, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A New Jersey 30 Day Notice To Quit is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against tenants who have consistently failed to pay rent within the statutory five (5) business day grace period. The tenant must pay the balance due or move out within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use a New Jersey 30 Day Notice To Quit

A New Jersey 30 Day Notice To Quit begins the eviction process when the tenant is consistently late paying any portion of the rent within the state’s five (5) business day grace period after rent is normally due.

By default, a landlord does not need to deliver a Notice To Quit before beginning eviction for nonpayment of rent. The 30 Day Notice To Quit is necessary only when the landlord has accepted late rent payments from the tenant in the past.

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 Quit

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Quit:

  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 payment 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 Quit

New Jersey landlords may deliver a 30 Day Notice To Quit using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the tenant
  2. Hand delivery to a person over age 14 on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the tenant
  3. Delivery by certified mail, and by regular mail if the first mailing goes unclaimed

Mailed notice extends the notice period by five (5) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times.

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.