New Jersey law requires any person who owns a property that is rented out to other people identifies themselves and registers as a landlord. Once the first tenancy has been created in a new building, the landlord has to file a certificate of registration that they hold this position with the municipality.
When you register as a landlord, you will also have to include the names of any partners involved or include whether the registrant is a corporation. There are a number of other names that must be included in this registration form such as an emergency contact if something happens in the building, the person other than the landlord who manages the property, if applicable, the maintenance workers, and the fuel or oil provider for the building. In addition, the landlord of every housing unit is required to provide each tenant with a copy of their certificate of registration within 30 days.
There are a lot of different factors that go into becoming a landlord in the state of New Jersey. It is important that before taking this step, you familiarize yourself with the various landlord-tenant laws in order to avoid any potential legal issues throughout your time as a landlord. One of the most important factors to research as well includes what premises you may evict one of your tenants under because if you do so wrongfully, they may bring a lawsuit against you. Contact an experienced landlord-tenant attorney if you have questions regarding your particular situation.
The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced attorneys throughout the states of New Jersey and Delaware. Please contact the office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your specific case.