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Legal Services of New Jersey
LSNJ is an independent,non-profit organization that coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters.
(973) 824-3000, (973) 624-4500
By dialing a toll-free number, 1-888-LSNJ-LAW (1-888-576-5529), clients can access our statewide legal hotline which provides legal information, advice and referral to low-income residents of New Jersey with civil legal problems (criminal cases are referred).
Click Here to view Tenants’ Rights in New Jersey, LSNJ’s guide to landlord-tenant law for New Jersey residents. The 96-page 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.
Foreclosure Alone is Not Grounds for Eviction.
The New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate has started a campaign to let tenants know that they cannot be evicted solely because the property where they live is in foreclosure or has been foreclosed. The laws protecting tenants from eviction apply throughout the foreclosure process, even after a new owner buys the property.
Click here to view tenant's rights in New Jersey when their unit is the subject of a foreclosure:
Or click her for a brochure: