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LANDLORD REGISTRATION
N.J.S.A. 46:8-26 et seq.

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The landlord registration requirement applies to all rental properties or units used for dwelling purposes except owner-occupied premises with not more than two (2) rental units.

Within thirty (30) days of transfer of ownership, or creation of new apartments, owner must file appropriate registration statements with:

1). Municipal Clerk of the municipality
2). For dwellings with more than two rental units:
            a. Landlord must go to the Bureau of Housing Inspection in the
                Department of Community Affairs
            b. DCA sends a copy of filed statement to Municipal Clerk for the
                 public records of the municipality

After any change in the information required to be included, every landlord shall file an amended certificate of registration within twenty (20) days of the change.

At the time of filing a Certificate of registration, the landlord shall provide each occupant or tenant int he premises with a copy of the Certificate of Registration.

Upon the filing of an amendment to a Certificate of registration, the landlord shall provide each occupant or tenant int he premises with a copy of the Amended Certificate of registration within seven (7) days of the filing.

In any action for possession instituted by a landlord who has failed to comply with the provisions of this act, no judgement for possession shall be entered until there has been compliance.  The Court shall continue such case for up to ninety (90) days, and if there has not been compliance within such period the action is dismissed.

Upon filing of a Certificate of Registration with the Municipal Clerk, the document shall be available for public inspection.  Upon filing of a Certificate of Registration with the Bureau of Housing, the Bureau shall validate the Certificate and issue a validated copy to the landlord and a validated copy for the Municipal Clerk of the municipality.  This document shall be available for public inspection.