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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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Cybersecurity Risks for Real Estate Professionals? They Are Alive and Well.

By: Gary Strong, Esq. Introduction We have all heard about the massive data breaches at Target, Home Depot, and more recently JP Morgan Chase. As these data breaches have grabbed the biggest headlines, the media has rightfully focused on the staggering effects on consumers and response costs for the companies. Risks associated with data security […]

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Opinion Letter Relating to Rentals to Disabled Tenants

By: Bruce Gudin, Esq. There are several different laws relating to sales and rentals to disabled persons (or persons with disabilities authorized to live with tenants): The Federal Fair Housing Act The Americans with Disabilities Act The Rehabilitation Act New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). DISCRIMINATION:  All of these laws prohibit discrimination in renting to […]

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A Guarantee Of Payment Must Be In Writing

By: Jonathan Mehl, Esq. It is important to have a guarantee of rental payments in writing.  This can be incorporated into the lease.  However, if the tenant is a business entity such as a corporation, and an individual is guaranteeing rent, there are additional precautions.  The signature line on the lease should have the name […]

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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.  The purpose of this article is to address the recent […]

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Flip, Flop, Flap! What is a House Without the U in it!

By: Steven R. Buch An unscrupulous agent will use all the ethical codes and the Realtors standards of practice to beat and cheat everyone.  Here’s an amazingly devious means by which it can be done.  Sellers, take heart and be on your guard.  Read on further, to see how to protect yourself. So, here’s the […]

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Creating Cost Effective Advertising

By: Sheldon Greenholtz     Horace Greeley, journalist and political activist, is famously remembered for his quote, “Go west, young man, go west …”  Although he was a product of 19th Century America, Greeley’s words resonate today, and while we may take the liberty to configure them somewhat differently, the core meaning of the quote is […]

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Emergency Operation Plans for Senior Occupied Buildings

By Bruce Gudin, Esq. of Ehrlich Petriello Gudin & Plaza On January 13, 2014 the Senate and General Assembly approved and passed P.L.2013, CHAPTER 186, Assembly, No. 3625 concerning emergency operations plans in senior occupied buildings. This act takes effect immediately. The new law revised P.L.2001, c.80 (C.52:27D-224.1) and amended it to read as follows: […]

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