Jean Baptiste & Associates
New Jersey Out-of-State Landlord Lawyer
Regardless of where a landlord lives, he or she has to follow New Jersey laws when it comes to rental properties owned in New Jersey. However, some out-of-state landlords may not understand the state laws here because they live in a different state. In such cases, it’s best to have an experienced New Jersey out-of-state landlord lawyer from Jean Baptiste & Associates, LLC to help.
Additionally, landlords who do not live in New Jersey but who own rental property here may benefit from the experienced representation of our eviction lawyers while they are out of state and in need of removing a problematic tenant.
Landlords in the state of New Jersey have a responsibility to offer rental properties that are habitable for humans. They also have a responsibility to understand New Jersey tenant rights so that they do not inadvertently violate them, whether they live in New Jersey or any other state. Regardless of what laws other states may have governing landlord-tenant relations, the state of New Jersey takes tenant rights seriously and has taken steps to prevent tenants from being abused by landlords.
This is especially true in areas where landlords have a history of going to great extremes to evict tenants in order to charge higher rates based on increased property values and other factors. Landlords with tenants who get assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or the New Jersey state housing program also need to understand the terms of these programs, even if they live out of state.
Tenants have obligations to meet, just as landlords do. They must adhere to the terms of the lease in order to avoid eviction. The only difference for tenants who have a landlord that lives out of state is that if an eviction is filed, the tenant may end up being charged more fees than usual for the process due to the extent that the landlord has to go to for the eviction.
Furthermore, tenants who receive any kind of rental assistance will still be required to meet the terms of the rental agreement, even if their assistance is terminated.
How to Evict a Tenant in New Jersey as an Out-of-State Landlord
How to evict a tenant in New Jersey as an out-of-state landlord can be complicated and difficult to manage. Our eviction lawyers can help manage rental properties for landlords who live outside of the state of New Jersey. At the very least, we can provide guidance to ensure that the appropriate laws are followed so that your tenant evictions or other property issues don’t end up costing you more than it has to.
The experienced real estate lawyers at Jean Baptiste & Associates, LLC can navigate the minutia of landlord-tenant laws on your behalf if you live out of state. We will make sure the proper guidelines and laws of New Jersey are followed and that nothing is overlooked. If you are an out-of-state landlord, please call our office today or submit our online contact form below to arrange a free consultation.