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Renter Information Overview

With so much information available about renting off campus, this section is designed to help tenants and landlords understand the basics of renting. It provides an overview of various aspects of living off campus and touches on topics such as security deposits, leases, area info, and living with roommates.

The information provided is not meant to render legal advice or to replace the services of an attorney but is a brief summary of information based on laws and ordinances for landlords and tenants.

If you have legal concerns or questions, consider consulting with an attorney, a tenant’s organization, or a county legal services agency. For a list of resources, see the legal resources section of this website.

For more information about renting in New Jersey see the following:

Tenants’ Rights in New Jersey: A legal manual for tenants in New Jersey, published by Legal Services of New Jersey.

Truth in Renting: A guide to the rights and responsibilities of residential tenants and landlords in New Jersey, published by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.