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What Is A Joint Tenancy In New Jersey and How to Cancel One

April 22nd, 2024|Categories: Property Law, Real Estate Law|Tags: , , , , |

In New Jersey, there are three ways you can hold title to real property with another party. You can be tenants in common, Tenants in the Entirety or Joint Tenants. Tenants in common is the easiest. If two parties hold title as tenants in common, they each own 50% of [...]

Spousal Rights to the “Marital Residence” – Dower, Curtesy and Their Replacement

April 8th, 2024|Categories: Chancery Law, Property Law, Real Estate Law|Tags: , , , , , |

The majority of homes which are resided in by a married couple were purchased by them together. In that case, NJSA 46:3-17.2 would normally control. This statute states that "A husband and wife together take title to an interest in real property or personal property under a written instrument designating [...]

Actions for Adverse Possession in New Jersey

October 24th, 2023|Categories: Real Estate Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When someone exercises ownership and control over a piece of property long enough in New Jersey, it can become theirs under the doctrine of Adverse Possession. It sounds simple enough but there are a number of requirements that make such actions relatively rare. Here's how it works. Although the doctrine [...]

Union City Rent Control Ordinance and Practices Deemed Unconstitutional

September 20th, 2023|Categories: Landlord-Tenant|Tags: , , , , , |

Most sophisticated local real estate investors will tell you that Union City is a difficult place to own property. One of the reasons for this is the seemingly arbitrary way that it administers its rent control ordinance, often giving landlords little or no notice before making major and unsupported financial [...]

What is Daniel’s Law and Why Has It Created So Much Confusion for Public Entities?

August 29th, 2023|Categories: Real Estate Law|Tags: , , , , |

In September of 2020 Daniel Anderl, the son of a US Judge in New Jersey was tragically killed by someone who found his mother's home address online. Shortly after the legislature passed a law that allows judges, police officers and other judicial officials to hide their addresses from public records. [...]

Actions for Quiet Title in New Jersey – NJSA 2A:62-1 et seq and R. 4:62-1 et seq

August 15th, 2023|Categories: Real Estate Law|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What is a Quiet Title Action? A quiet title claim is made when there is a dispute over the ownership of a piece of real estate. A party can ask the Court to enter a declaratory judgment that they have legal title to the piece of real estate, and if [...]

How to record a judge’s order in New Jersey

July 31st, 2023|Categories: Real Estate Law|Tags: , , , |

So you were successful in Court and obtained a judgment effecting a piece of real property. It could be a judgment for quiet title under NJSA 2A:62-1, or for declaratory judgment under  2A:16-50 et seq, or any other number of situations where recording the judgment is necessary to protect a [...]

Subdivision Law – How to Subdivide a Single Large Lot Into Multiple Lots

July 24th, 2023|Categories: Real Estate Law|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There are a number of reasons a property owner may want to subdivide a property. A developer may find an opportunity to turn one large lot into multiple smaller ones. A property owner who owned two properties next to one another under the same name could find that they were [...]

Yet another change in landlord-tenant court procedures and requirements, but finally it’s an improvement.

July 21st, 2023|Categories: Landlord-Tenant|Tags: , , , |

Since covid the courts in New Jersey have repeatedly changed their policies and procedures for landlord tenant court. They have always made it more complicated and difficult for landlords, who already face extensive delays in removing non-paying tenants from their property. It should be noted that none of these policies [...]

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