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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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NEW JERSEY LIEN LAW

The New Jersey Self Storage Association, together with the national Self Storage Association, is working on a number of issues to protect and improve your regulatory arena. The NJSSA lien laws were updated in 2013, but efforts are currently underway to allow for late fees and online auctions. These changes represent consistent storage industry statues across the US. By way of Assembly Bill 3035, which became effective on August 9, 2013, the updates to the current law are listed below:

  • Permits lien notices to be sent by either verified mail (any method of mailing that provides evidence of mailing)
  • Allows electronic mail communication including lien notices. Email must be sent by a method that provides a receipt of delivery.
  • Permits the towing of vehicles, boats and trailers when rent is 60 or more days past due. Facility owner must send notice providing contact information of towing company within one day of towing the property. Owner shall have no liability for loss of or damage to vehicle, boat or trailer once it is towed.

Aside from lien law revisions, New Jersey also allows for the sale of tenant insurance.

New Jersey Lien Law