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I Rent My Home


Welcome to "I Rent My Home,"'s landlord-tenant law section. Our most popular resource is the tenants' rights manual, Tenants' Rights in New Jersey.


  • Condominium and Cooperative Conversions

  • Court Rules to Help Tenants

  • Defenses to Eviction

  • Ending or Breaking Your Lease

  • Finding a Place to Rent and Moving In

  • Foreclosure and the Rights of Tenants

  • Housing Discrimination

  • Know Your Rights

  • Leases

  • Removals, Stays, and Vacating Judgments

  • Rent Increases

  • Rooming and Boarding Homes and Mobile Home Parks

  • Security Deposits

  • Special Programs for Tenants

  • Tenants' Rights in New Jersey Chapter Index

  • The Causes for Eviction

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Fighting Evictions

  • Your Right to Safe and Decent Housing

  • Articles in Other Sections of this Site


    • New Jersey Tenants Organization - The oldest and largest organization of residential tenants in the US. NJTO provides information and other direct assistance to member tenants concerning their rights, and is involved with policy advocacy on behalf of tenants at all levels of government.

    • Subsidized Apartment Search (from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) - Find a low-cost apartment near you.

    • New Jersey Housing Resource Center - Find affordable housing, and housing for the disabled.


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