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Is Your Tenant’s Dryer A Fire Hazard?

By: Bob Bellis , Dryer Vent Wizard of Central Jersey  Without proper maintenance, the dryer vent is a potential home fire hazard—yet the majority of homeowners are unaware that the problem even exists. The result is venting systems that clog over time and become a growing fire hazard with...

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Code Upgrades-Are You Covered?

By: Larry Rosen, Rifkin & Rosen Ultimate Property Loss Consultants At almost every meeting, I get questions about code upgrades. Does my insurance policy include code upgrades? What are they? How are they determined? When is there coverage for them? How do I get paid for them? Do I still get...

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Revised Accounting Methods For Eviction Complaints

By: Michael D. Mirne, Esq. Most American businesses keep track of their charges and receivables using a “first in, first out” method. The central principle of this method, referred to as “FIFO,” is to apply customers’ payments toward their earliest balances first, and then toward their later...

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Your Tenant Vacated, Now How To Address The Mess

By: Hon. Mahlon L. Fast, J.S.C. Retired As a practical matter, this issue becomes relevant only after a tenant has vacated/been evicted. The landlord will then deduct the fee for repairs, repainting, refurbishing and cleaning of a unit from the security deposit or sue the former tenant for a money...

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New Court Officer Directive

By: Jonathan Mehl, Esq.  A new directive was issued by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts updating the policies regarding the Special Civil Part Officers.  These Officers are sometimes referred to as Court Officers, and in the past were referred to as Constables. ...

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