Top 10 Things to Know as a New Jersey Landlord
By Larry M. Centanni, Esq. When it comes to landlord-tenant law in New Jersey, the rules are spelled out pretty clearly. There are certain rules that landlords must abide by and the same is also true for tenants. The purpose of the law is to protect all parties involved in rental situations. One of the […]
Preparing to Buy a New Jersey Residential Property
By Lawrence M. Centanni Though interest rates are higher than most potential homebuyers would like, the reality is people still need a place to live. With the price of rent continuing to increase, purchasing a property now with the intent to refinance when interest rates drop may still save folks money in the long run. […]
Crafting Enforceable Indemnity Clauses for Commercial Leases
By Larry M. Centanni, Esq. When it comes to indemnification, or “hold harmless,” clauses in New Jersey commercial leases, there can be some real challenges. Oftentimes, parties to a commercial lease will make an effort to interpret an indemnification clause to their benefit should a legal issue arise. Properly constructing an indemnification clause ahead of […]
Do I Need to Hire a Home Inspector to Purchase a House in New Jersey?
By Larry Centanni, Esq. It’s hard to find a great home that you can afford and easy to fall in love with it when you do, so it’s important to take prudent steps to ensure that you know exactly what you’re buying. New Jersey law does not require hiring a home inspector to purchase a […]
When Your Dispute is With Your Homeowners’ Association
If you’re paying HOA fees, you may have your own idea of how your homeowners’ association works. As long as things go smoothly, years pass without any concerns. However, what happens if you find yourself in a dispute with your HOA? Will you need help deciding your course of action? All different types of real […]
Commercial Leases: What in the World is an Indemnity Clause?
Whether you’re a commercial landlord or tenant, you may be confused. As you read through the lease agreement, you find language that’s somewhat foreign to you. Understandably, you can’t help but wonder. What in the world is an indemnity clause? For the most part, the indemnity clause almost always pairs with a promise to defend. […]
Who Actually Does What at the Real Estate Closing Table?
When it comes to real estate transactions, it might seem like there are a lot of moving parts. More than likely, you’ve started with a real estate agent and mortgage company representative. There are other people involved in between, such as home inspectors and even local government officials. In some cases, you may not even […]
Purchasers Beware: Why You Really Need a Property Survey
While most of the world is out finding holiday presents, you may be preparing for a much more significant purchase. Are you in the midst of buying your dream home? There are many things you should know when it comes to entering into a real estate purchase agreement. Before the transaction is entirely complete, you’ll […]