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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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Phone Lines and Your Fire Alarm System

By  Brian Arenofsky Traditionally a fire alarm system in a commercial building that required monitoring at a central station required 2 telephone lines, one of which had to be dedicated to the fire alarm system only.  The second line which was for redundancy could be a shared house line or fax line. As traditional copper […]

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The Keys to Successful Tenant Screening

By Jamie Borodin Property management rentals can be a lucrative investment, but return on investment is put at risk when you rent to the wrong applicant – one that won’t pay the rent or who may pose a safety risk to you or the neighbors living around your property.  Effective applicant screening is the key […]

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Don’t Let Bed Bugs Bite Your Property

By Shannon Sked, Western Pest Services Property managers of multifamily communities across the country are always threatened by a variety of pest problems. One of the most significant (in terms of cost and difficulty to remediate) pest threats is bed bugs. Bed bugs rapidly resurged in the last decade; taking up residence in properties like […]

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