New Jersey Required Landlord Disclosures

Learn about the disclosures that landlords in New Jersey must provide tenants, usually in the lease or rental agreement.

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New Jersey Required Landlord Disclosures

New Jersey requires landlords to make the following disclosures to tenants:

Flood zone. Prior to move-in, landlord must inform tenant if rental is in a flood zone or area. (N.J. Stat. Ann. § 46:8-50)

Truth in Renting Act. Except in buildings of 2 or fewer units, and owner-occupied premises of 3 or fewer units, landlord must distribute to new tenants at or prior to move-in the Department of Community Affairs’ statement of legal rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords of rental dwelling units (Spanish also). (N.J.S.A. §§ 46:8-44, 46:8-45, 46:8-46)

Check the New Jersey statute (N.J. Stat. Ann. § 46:8-50, N.J.S.A. §§ 46:8-44, 46:8-45, 46:8-46) for details on these disclosures. See the Laws and Legal Research section of Nolo for advice on finding and reading statutes and court decisions.

Also, check your local ordinance, particularly if your rental unit is covered by rent control, for any city or county disclosure requirements. To find yours, check your city or county website (many are listed on State and Local Government on the Net), or contact the office of your mayor, city manager, or county administrator.

Finally, see the Required Landlord Disclosures article for details on federally-required landlord disclosures and other information on disclosures about the rental property.

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