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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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A Sound Estate Plan

By: Michael Pine, Pine Innovative Planning We all have goals we want to meet during our lifetime.  The education of our children, a comfortable and financially secure retirement, and perhaps a new home or a second home. The first step of estate planning is to help you plan for -and realize-these lifetime goals.  It addresses […]

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The Apples to Apples of Insurance Coverage

You would think property insurance should be easily understood and not very complicated and all insurance companies that would insure the same type of property would be afford similar coverages maybe with some minor differences.  If that’s what you think then you’re wrong.  It’s rare that two insurance companies will provide identical or nearly identical […]

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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 each load of laundry. Clothes dryer […]

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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 paid for the work […]

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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 balances. New Jersey landlords had also accepted the […]

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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 judgment (SC or DC case). […]

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