[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Atlantic Highlands 8-13-1963 by Ord. No. 473; amended in its entirety 8-9-1977 by Article I of Ord. No. 704. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Rent control — See Ch. 277.
The owners and management of every building and structure in the Borough of Atlantic Highlands which is occupied by two or more families as tenants of the owner or lessor shall register as herein provided. Such registration shall be with the Clerk of the Borough upon forms prescribed by and furnished by the Borough. The form shall include the name and address of the owner; the name and address of the lessor, if other than the owner; and the name and address of an agent in charge of the premises residing in the Borough. The registration shall set forth the location of the building or structure within the Borough and the location of the units occupied by the tenant, with a statement of the number of rooms comprising the rented or leased unit together with the facilities and utilities available.
[Added 10-10-2012 by Ord. No. 11-2012]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 46:8-28 and 46:8-29, every landlord shall, within 30 days following the creation of the first tenancy, in any newly constructed or reconstructed residential building, file with the Clerk of the municipality, or with such other municipal official as is designated by the Clerk, in the case of a one-family-dwelling rental or a two-family-dwelling rental which is a non-owner-occupied premises, a certificate of registration on forms prescribed by the Commissioner of Community Affairs. Every landlord required to file a certificate of registration shall file an amended certificate within 20 days after any change in the information required to be included therein. No fee shall be required for the filing of an amendment except where the ownership of the premises has changed.
Every landlord shall, within 30 days following the creation of the first tenancy, in any newly constructed or reconstructed residential multiple dwelling, as defined in section 3 of P.L. 1967, c.76 (N.J.S.A. 55:13A-3), file with the Bureau of Housing Inspection in the Department of Community Affairs a certificate of registration on forms prescribed by the Commissioner of Community Affairs.
Within 30 days following the creation of a new tenancy, every landlord shall provide each occupant or tenant in his building a copy of the certificate of registration required by Subsections A and B. If an amended certificate is filed, the landlord shall furnish each occupant or tenant with a copy of the amended certificate within seven days after the amended certificate is filed with the Municipal Clerk, or with such other municipal official as is designated by the Clerk, in the case of a tenant-occupied one-family dwelling or a non-owner-occupied two-family dwelling, and within seven days of receipt of a validated certificate from the Bureau of Housing Inspection in the case of a building or project subject to the Hotel and Multiple Dwelling Law, "multiple dwelling," as defined in Section 3 of P.L. 1967, c.76 (N.J.S.A. 55:13A-3)
It shall be unlawful for any person, owners or management to permit any building or structure subject to this chapter to be occupied prior to registration; provided, however, that any building or structure subject to this chapter presently occupied shall be registered within 45 days after the effective date of this chapter.
The regulations herein contained shall be in addition to any regulation, rule or ordinance heretofore or hereafter adopted by the governing body with respect to the construction and maintenance of buildings and structures, local health ordinances and the removal or destruction of buildings and structures and parts thereof endangering the public health and safety.
The Borough, by resolution of its governing body, may abate a nuisance, correct a defect or put the premises of any building or structure subject to this chapter in proper condition so as to comply with the requirements of any municipal ordinance or state law applicable thereto, at the cost of the owner or lessor, and may expend municipal funds for such purpose and charge the same against the premises, and the amount thereof as determined by the governing body shall be a lien against the premises and collectible as provided in an act entitled, "An Act Concerning Municipalities in Relation to the Regulation of Buildings and Structures and Their Use and Occupancy and Supplementing Title 40 of the Revised Statutes," Chapter 66 of the Public Laws of 1962 of the State of New Jersey.
The service of notices under any ordinance of this Borough or under any state law applicable to the Borough of Atlantic Highlands upon the owner, lessor or agent of any building or structure subject to this chapter shall be sufficient notice to the owner or lessor and shall constitute service thereon by posting it upon the premises in a conspicuous place where the owner or lessor has failed to register his premises with the Municipal Clerk, as herein provided, by designating an agent in respect to the premises residing in the municipality or where such an agent has been designated but cannot be found at the address given in the registration.