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​​​​​​​​Welcome to the LSNJLAWSM website, provided by Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ). LSNJ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit offering free legal advice to low-income people in New Jersey. Find legal information by clicking on a legal topic or typing a few words into the search box. ​

New Landlord-Tenant Court Process & COVID-19-Related Housing Assistance

Learn more about your legal rights in landlord-tenant court and access resources to help with rent and other housing needs.

Latest Updates in Landlord-Tenant Law

New Jersey has updated many of its procedures for landlord-tenant court. Know your rights before you go to a hearing or conference!

  • Questions about the new eviction protections and moratorium changes? Learn More
  • Need help preparing for an eviction trial? Learn More

Resources for Landlords and Tenants

Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, there are programs to help with rent and other housing needs. Learn more about these programs and resources below.

  • Want to learn more about our new Housing Stability Initiative? Learn more​
  • Need information about special COVID-19-related rental assistance? Learn more​
  • What are your rights if your landlord sells the property? Learn more
  • Looking for other resources to prevent homelessness? Learn more​

LSNJ's Landlord-Tenant Manual

Tenants' Rights in New Jersey is LSNJ's guide to landlord-tenant law for New Jersey residents. The manual includes chapters on finding a place to live, security deposits, leases, rent increases, the responsibilities of landlords and tenants, legal and illegal evictions, condo and co-op conversions, and the right to safe and decent housing. Click on a chapter from the dropdown menu to learn more about that topic.

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