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Landlords Know Thyself; Know Thy Occupants

By Hon. Mahon L. Fast, JSC (Ret) of Counsel, Ehrlich Petriello Gudin & Plaza The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution includes the following statement: No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of […]

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Residential Apartment Security Deposit Law Update

By Bruce E. Gudin, Esq. A recurring issue in New Jersey Landlord Tenant Law is the treatment and handling of a residential tenant’s security deposit.  The essence of a residential apartment security deposit is to protect the landlord against a tenant’s failure to follow up on his or her responsibilities and obligations to the leasehold.  […]

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Clogs? What To Look For When Hiring Help

By Tony Gomes Dealing with any type of plumbing issue can be overwhelming, especially if it’s related to your drain or sewer lines. You need to ensure that any company you hire specializes in drain and sewer services of all scopes. You want a team of experts dedicated to providing solutions for homeowners, plumbing contractors, […]

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Fumbles

By Todd A. Smith The expectations on how a product will perform or service completed will obtain the first sale for a company. The results will determine how efficiently a company earns a second sale.  The referee has placed the football between the hash marks, and the clock is ticking, the defensive players are set, […]

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New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law

By Mark Diana The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) recently issued proposed regulations to implement the New Jersey paid sick leave law (PSLL), which goes into effect on October 29, 2018. The proposed regulations address many questions New Jersey employers have about the new law, but other areas of uncertainty remain. […]

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Important Updated Fire Safety Information

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has approved regulations that will adopt the 2015 International Fire Code, with New Jersey-specific amendments, as the State Fire Prevention Code. The state currently utilizes the 2006 International Fire Code. This new code will take effect on July 1, 2018. Additionally, the state is amending the New […]

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What Happens to the Lease When a Tenant Dies or Vacates to a Nursing Home?

By Jennifer L. Alexander, Esq. As a residential landlord, it’s important to understand that New Jersey statutory law grants tenants (in very limited circumstances) the option of prematurely terminating their lease without having to incur the normal penalties of vacating a lease early. Fortunately, residential landlords in New Jersey are not completely at the mercy […]

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Small Claims Big Headaches

By Jed Sampson The feeling of relief after completing an eviction on a tenant who owed multiple months of back rent can be followed quickly with the nauseating sensation when they leave owing thousands, and small claims seems to be the only answer.  My suggestion…avoid it.    Filing a small claims action can be daunting.  […]

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The Fuel For Success Is?

By Todd Smith Attitude!  “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” Wade Boggs, Hall of Fame Baseball Player Why another article on attitude? For the same reason, a person takes their car to the shop for a tune-up or, oil […]

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Third Party Managers Deliver ROI for Apartment Owners

by James Cervelli  Apartment owners often think that do-it-yourself property management is the best way to reduce costs and maintain hands-on control. However, hiring an experienced third-party-management firm can help owners realize savings by tapping into the broader resources of a full-service property management team. A good third-party manager can save time and money, as […]

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