Dover, NJ asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: I am a landlord of a two unit dwelling, one of which I occupy. The house was built in 1986.

Do I need to file a Landlord Registration Certificate?

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Matthew Schutz
Matthew Schutz
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Flemington, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Yes and no. There is a requirement that you filed a landlord-tenant registration statement. In your case it filed at the municipal level. While there is no penalty for not filing, the court, should it come to eviction, will not have jurisdiction over the matter and will dismiss your eviction complaint.

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