Each year many families are faced with the need to relocate either temporarily or permanently. The question arises: "What shall we do with our home? Do we have to sell, or can we rent it?"
Renters come under the same rules and regulations as each resident owner and accordingly, have the same privileges of use of shared property. The resident tenant should be made aware of his or her responsibilities and it behooves the owner to define these terms in a clearly drawn lease. A copy of the association rules should be provided to your tenant and made part of your lease.
Each time there is a change in occupancy, (either a new owner or a new tenant), the present unit owner (by New Jersey State Law), must obtain an inspection of the smoke detector device inside the unit. There is a $25.00 charge for inspections that are done by the Township of Bedminster. The unit owner must contact Town Hall at 908-234-0333 and request a form to be completed and returned to the Township. Inspections are currently conducted, (subject to change), on Tuesday evenings between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. by the Department of the Township Fire Official. If the present unit owner does not have the smoke detector inspected, fines of up to $5,000.00 will be assessed to that unit owner.
Copies of all leases or other arrangements for use and/or occupancy must be furnished to the condominium association before the term or period of the lease or arrangement begins. The master deed of the association contains certain restrictions regarding rented units and you should review these and/or call Taylor Management Company for assistance.
Remember, it is your property and your standing in the association that are at stake.
Homeowner responsibility does not stop with the signing of a lease. It is the homeowners responsibility to keep tenants informed of all information about living in the community as this information is passed along to you from either the Board of Trustees or Taylor Management Company.