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A New Jersey eviction notice form to pay rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent (this form is not required in New Jersey) or to vacate the premises. However, there are notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in the state of New Jersey.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for evictions.

Information Required for all New Jersey Notices

In the state of New Jersey, a landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. This information includes:

  • The date of the notice
  • The name, contact information, and signature of the person issuing the notice
  • The address of the rental property
  • The reason the notice is being issued
  • The amount of time the tenant has to remedy the situation or vacate the property
  • A Certificate of Service with:
    • The date the notice was served
    • A statement indicating how the notice was provided to the tenant
    • The signature of the person receiving service if personal delivery was provided

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of New Jersey, an eviction notice may be delivered in a variety of ways. They may be provided by:

  • Personal delivery to the tenant
  • Being left with an individual in the tenant’s household over the age of 14
  • By mail. The initial attempt to deliver the notice by mail should be made using certified mail. If the certified letter is not claimed, the notice may be delivered by regular mail service
  • By posting in a conspicuous place at the rental property

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – No Notice Required

In the state of New Jersey, a landlord is not required to provide notice to a tenant who has failed to pay his/her rent on time before filing a lawsuit with the court. If a tenant habitually pays late, a landlord may also serve him/her with a written Notice to Cease. If the tenant makes late rent payments after the tenant has been given a Notice to Cease, he/she may proceed with the eviction process.

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – 30 Day Notice to Quit

A New Jersey landlord is required to provide his/her tenant with a written warning regarding violations to terms of the lease before he/she may seek to end the agreement. If the tenant continues to violate the terms of the lease/rental agreement, after being provided with a written warning, the landlord may provide the tenant with a written 30-Day Notice to Quit .

In the state of New Jersey, a landlord must provide his/her tenant with a written 30-Day Notice to Quit must include:

  • The exact date upon which the tenant must vacate the property

Get the downloadable 30 Day Notice to Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Disorderly Conduct or Illegal Behavior – 3 Day Notice to Quit

In the state of New Jersey, a landlord must provide his/her tenant with a written 3-Day Notice to Quit before proceeding with the eviction process when the tenant has:

  • Caused destruction to the rental property
  • Conducted him/herself in a disorderly way
  • Been convicted of possession, use, or production of illegal drugs
  • Assaulted or threatened the landlord

Along with information that must be included in all New Jersey eviction notices, the 3-Day Notice to Quit must include:

  • A statement indicating the times and dates of the issues for which the notice is being issued
  • A statement indicating the reported actions leading to the notice being issued
  • The exact date upon which the tenant is expected to vacate the property

Get the downloadable 3 Day Notice to Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will – 30 Day Lease Termination Letter

A New Jersey landlord is required to provide his/her month-to-month “at-will” tenant with a written 30-Day Lease Termination Letter before proceeding with the eviction process.

Along with information that must be included in all New Jersey eviction notices, the 30-Day Lease Termination Letter must include:

  • The exact date that the tenant must vacate the rental property

Get the downloadable 30 Day Lease Termination Letter template form below (.pdf direct link)