Policies and Fees at our Furnished Rentals in New Jersey

How much does it cost to reserve an apartment?
  • Application Fee – $45
  • Holding fee/security deposit – $1000
  • Additional Security for stays over 3 months, up to 1 month rent required
  • For stays less than 90 days, NJ State Tax (6.625%) and State Occupancy Fee (5%) would apply.
  • For stays 90 consecutive days or longer, there are no taxes.
What is included in the rental price?
  • Cable TV
  • Internet
  • $100/month allowance for utilities (gas/electric/water)
  • All furnishings, cookware and linens


Are there any taxes?
  • Any stay less than 90 days is subject to a 5% NJ State Occupancy fee and a 6.625% NJ State Sales tax. There are NO taxes for any stay 90 days or longer.


How much is the initial cleaning/setup fee?
  • This is a prepaid fee that is charged for professional cleaning services to come in at the end or your stay and for the apartment to be set up for the next guest.
  • This fee is mandatory and is the same price regardless of the length of stay.
  • This fee does not cover any professional carpet cleaning that is required for stays with pets or if stains/dirt/odors are found above and beyond a normal vacuuming.
  • Fees range from $150 to $220 depending on the size of the unit
  • For clients who stay over 3 months, a mandatory quarterly cleaning service is required at least once per quarter and is billed at the monthly price (see maid services below).


When are check-in/check-out times?
  • Check out time is 10am sharp. There is a $350 late check out fee for any guest who does not check out by 10am.
  • Check in time is 5pm. This allows enough time to conduct check out inspections as well as to make sure that the unit is properly cleaned and ready for the guest’s arrival.


What is the cancellation/early termination policy?
  • Guests will receive a refund of their holding fee minus a $100 administration fee if they cancel a reservation within 48 hours of booking an apartment, as long as their check in is at least 7 days away.
  • After the check-in date, 30 days written notice to vacate is required. If a tenant wishes to move out prior to this 30 days, they can submit a request in writing and NJSTR will make every effort to find a replacement tenant to take over the remaining days. The tenant is responsible for rent for any days where a replacement tenant is NOT found.
  • The application fee is forfeited with any cancellation.


Are there any additional charges for pets?
  • $500 partially refundable deposit based on amount of additional cleaning required (carpet cleaning is mandatory)
  • Large and/or multiple pets may require an additional deposit.
  • $25/month fee per pet at Piscataway and Franklin Park complexes
  • Some complexes have size/breed restrictions and some require registration and other documentation for the pet. Please inquire with the NJSTR staff for more details.


Is housekeeping service included in the rent price?
  • Housekeeping service is not provided.
  • Cleaning equipment (i.e. vacuum, mop) is provided in each apartment for tenants to use. Tenants need to purchase their own cleaning supplies.
  • For clients who stay over 3 months, a mandatory cleaning service is required at least once per quarter.


What else do I need to know?
  • 30 day written notice is required when vacating. Notice can be given for any day of the week except Sunday.
  • Smoking is NOT permitted in any of the apartments.
  • Apartments are booked in a first-come, first-served manner based on the date the deposit is received.