Engaging a reputable title company to assist with due diligence is one of the key components of any commercial real estate transaction.
In Part I of this series, we examined what Tax Sale Certificates ("TSC") were and how they are acquired in New Jersey. In this Part II, we will explore what a holder of a TSC can do to maintain priority lien position on the property as well as how it can acquire title to the property in question.
New Jersey law requires property owners to pay property taxes and other municipal charges relating to their real estate holdings. These charges can include water, sewer and other special assessments or utilities impacting the property.
In a previous blog post we discussed the unintended consequences and proposed legislative corrections to New Jersey's 11.65% tax on short-term rental properties located within the State (referred to colloquially as the "Airbnb Tax"). Since then, the competing bills were consolidated and on June 27, 2019, the Legislature voted 74-0-1 in near unanimous favor of the revised Assembly Bill 4814 (“AB 4814”).
On April 9, 2019, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) authorized the creation of a revised Brownfields Loan Program (the "Program") to provide low-interest financing to borrowers in an effort to facilitate remediation of vacant or underdeveloped brownfields sites and return such sites to full and productive use, particularly in the under-served communities within the State. The Program is an expansion of the NJEDA's existing Brownfields Loan Program.
A recent change in the law now allows for all types of affordable housing development projects to get credits and reductions for sewer and water connection fees. Shareholder Jeffrey Winitsky explains.