When Can Commercial Tenants Appeal? N.J.S.A. 54:3-21 authorizes any aggrieved tax payer to file an appeal, subject to other jurisdictional requirements.   The Superior Court has confirmed that, if tenant’s lease term covers an entire tax year, and the tenant is require to pay the real estate taxes applicable to the premises, the tenant is generally…

In New Jersey, most residential tenants are not required to move out at the end of the lease term.* Surprised? So are many attorneys and realtors. In fact, I typically need to repeat this statement a few times while it sinks in. “Most residential tenants are not required to move out at the end of…

Making an offer on a home is an exciting milestone.  Ideally, your potential home doesn’t need more work than meets the eye, your loan will sail through underwriting, and the records of title for the home, and its sellers, are “clear.”  Ideally, movers will be scheduled and closing will occur on time, and you will…

The Consumer Fraud Act regulates home improvements in cumulative excess of $500.00 provided on existing residential properties.  A home improvement provider that is required to comply with these administrative and business practices, but fails to do so, is strictly liable even for unknowing oversights, with no legal defenses.   Establishing sound business practices and utilizing properly…

The below checklist is for informational purposes only, and does not exclude the Landlord from complying with any other requirements imposed by local, state, or federal law, nor does it replace the advise of an attorney.  Not all requirements apply to all properties.  Review the lease prepared by your attorney specifically for the property to…

Avoiding Common Business Pitfalls: panel discussion and open Q&A Presented by: New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO), Hunterdon Chapter  January 19, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Presenters:  Ulka Rodgers, Vicki Lynn Morgan, and Nicole L. Voigt, Esq., will share their knowledge and experience in an informal setting, with light breakfast provided….