New Jersey Lease Agreements Between Landlords and Tenants
A lease is a contract between a landlord and a tenant. As with any contract, a lease contains terms that each of the parties must abide by. It is the most essential document in any New Jersey landlord-tenant matter.
In most instances, the lease will be the first place to look to determine your rights — whether you are a New Jersey landlord or a New Jersey tenant. At The Cintron Firm, we help New Jersey landlords and New Jersey tenants draft, review and/or comprehend the terms of their lease so that they can be better informed of their rights in the future.
Drafting Lease Agreements For Landlords
If you are a New Jersey landlord and wish to offer an apartment or house for rent, a lease agreement is crucial. While a lease can be oral, you will be unable to dictate many of the terms of the lease if you do not put them in writing. At The Cintron Firm, our lawyers routinely draft lease agreements for New Jersey landlords. We do not just provide a cookie cutter lease. We sit down with you, discuss your needs, evaluate your options for a lease agreement and draft the lease pursuant to your specifications. Among other things, we will discuss:
- The term of the lease
- The proposed rent
- Late charges
- Rules and regulations of the property
- Care of the property
- Notice of repairs
- Rent increases
- Renewal of the lease
If you are not a new landlord, but would like to discuss your current lease agreements, we will also sit down with you to review your current lease terms. We will advise you if certain terms do not meet New Jersey landlord-tenant laws and we will recommend additional revisions that you may want to consider.
Whatever your needs, our lawyers understand lease agreements and can provide you with concrete advice as to what terms you may include in a lease. For a consultation about drafting a potential New Jersey lease, contact us at 201-791-1333 or simply fill out the contact form on the left hand side.
Understanding Your Rights Under the Lease if You Are A Tenant
Lease agreements are just as crucial to New Jersey tenants. This is because most New Jersey leases are not the result of negotiation. If you want to rent an apartment or a house in New Jersey, the landlord provides you a lease agreement to sign. Simply, if you want to rent the apartment or the house, you have to accept the lease terms and sign the agreement. This does not always have to be the case.
Depending on your situation, your lease may bind you for a short period of time or a very long period of time. The longer your lease term, the longer you are stuck in a relationship with a landlord who you do not yet know. Why go into this relationship blind? Have an attorney review the lease with you so that you understand what you are getting into.
At The Cintron Firm, our attorneys have consulted with numerous tenants about their prospective lease agreements. We review the lease, ensure that you understand it and discuss your concerns with you. In some cases, we are able to get landlords to revise the terms of leases to suit a tenant’s particular needs. In other cases, we are able to spot unreasonable terms in the lease which the landlord must remove under New Jersey law.
Should you wish to discuss your lease agreement, contact The Cintron Firm at 201-791-1333 as we have represented landlords and tenants throughout northern New Jersey, including in Bergen County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Hudson County, Union County and Morris County.