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Boarding House
Shelter for indigents operated by tax-exempt religious organization is a boarding house subject to the requirements of the Rooming and Boarding House Act. There is no exemption in the law for religious organizations. Decision: 11 N.J.A.R. 244
Electrical Inspector
Electrical inspector violated conflict rule by also working as an electrician, even though the work was in another county. The inspector's license was revoked and the company he-did inspections for was fined. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 365
Home Warranty
Where defects in a home covered by the New Home Owners Warranty Act have not been repaired by the builder, the New Home Warranty Security Fund should pay the cost of repair. Decision: 5 N.J.A.R. 202
A house rehabilitated from an existing house that was damaged by fire is not a "new home" within the meaning of the New Home Warranty Act. Therefore, remedies under the law were properly denied. Decision: 11 N.J.A.R. 233
Lack of adequate water supply was a deficiency required to be corrected by the builder, when the defect was the result of the builder failing to make a well deep enough to provide adequate water, not the result of natural conditions beyond the builder's control. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 001
Water supply system is subject to two-year warranty because it is part of the plumbing system. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 001
Multiple Dwelling
Although the structural aspects of a premises might exclude it from regulation as a multiple dwelling, the facts.of single ownership and a single tax bill place it within regulation. Decision: 3 N.J.A.R. 291
New Home Warranty
Builder is bound by arbitration awards under the New Home Warranty program. Decision: 13 N.J.A.R. 432
Petitioners were precluded from recovery under the New Home Warranty Program because they contracted to have repairs done without obtaining authorization. Decision: 13 N.J.A.R. 784
Plumbing Inspector
Plumbing inspector's license was revoked because of conflict caused by inspector's interest in a company building new homes in an adjacent municipality. Individuals involved in construction code enforcement may not also be engaged in construction. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 357
Private Enforcing Agencies
Code enforcement personnel who are not municipal employees must comply with the licensing requirements for private enforcement agencies. Petitioner was not a municipal employee because there was no FICA withholding. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 373
Relocation Assistance
Where a town building inspector, acting within the scope of his official duties, inspects a property, observes violations and orders the property condemned, the inspector's actions are that of the township and the township becomes the displacing agency. Decision: 1 N.J.A.R. 351
Residents of a boarding home ordered vacated because of safety violations are eligible for relocation assistance. Decision: 2 N.J.A.R. 432
A request for relocation assistance was properly denied where an individual applied for assistance because his home had become uninhabitable due to fire and water damage; rules promulgated pursuant to the Relocation Assistance Act dearly indicate that persons displaced by fire are not eligible for relocation benefits. Decision: 1 N.J.A.R. 203
When an individual's rental occupancy is unlawful under a municipal ordinance, that individual is not a lawful occupant under N.J.S.A. 5:11-1.2(a) and thus is not entitled to relocation assistance. Decision: 5 N.J.A.R. 291
Where a tenant's occupancy violates zoning regulations but is otherwise lawful, the tenant is a lawful occupant and is thus entitled to relocation assistance. Decision: 6 N.J.A.R. 058
The Relocation Assistance Law of 1967, N.J.S.A. 52:31B-01 et seq. and the Relocation Assistance Act, N.J.S.A. 20:04-01 were enacted to assist in- dividuals displaced due to the activities of state and local governments. Decision: 1 N.J.A.R. 203