Landlords can prepare their own lease agreement, and realtors usually use the standard New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR) lease document which is very thorough. However, there are so many details in leasing a property, it would be very wise to have an attorney review it before signing on the dotted line.
Vikki Healey Properties
I HAVE BEEN IN THAT BOAT MYSELF IN THE PAST AND I WISH I HAD PAID AN ATTORNEY TO GO THROUGH THE COMMERCIAL LEASE I SIGNED IT WOULD HAVE COST ME LESS IN THE LONG RUN. APARTMENT LEASES ARE USUALLY FOR A YEAR AND IT MAY NOT BE NECESSARY BUT DUE TO PAST EXPERIENCES I WOULD STILL RECOMMEND TO REVIEW IT WITH AN ATTORNEY.
A landlord is free to use any lease form they wish, provided it conforms to certain legal requirements. While most small owners use standard forms, large owners usually develop their own forms with the assistance of their attorney. There is no requirement to use any particular form. Feel free to contact me \, I will be happy to point you in the rght direction.
Best regards, Nancy