Under N.J.S.A. 2A:18-72 of the Tenant Abandoned Property Act, a landlord cannot dispose of a tenant’s property until the following conditions are met:
- The Landlord regained possession from the tenant by a successful eviction action, or by proof that a tenant voluntarily surrendered possession of the premises, which would be evidenced by a tenant returning his or her key or indicating in writing that he or she surrendered possession; and
- A landlord shall serve the tenant with a written notice, indicating that tenant must claim all belongings in the dwelling within 33 days, or the items will be presumed to be abandoned, and shall be disposed of.
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