Source: Saiber Real Estate & Land Use Alert
On January 5, 2023, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law an amendment to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-132 (which relates to, among other things inspections of construction projects by an enforcing agency).
The amendment provides that if an enforcing agency is requested to perform a required construction inspection but cannot do so within three business days, the agency and owner may agree to a different date and time for the inspection. However, if the agency and owner are unable to agree to a different date and time, “the owner, agent or other responsible person in charge of the work may choose to contract with a private on-site inspection agency authorized by the department [of Community Affairs] to conduct on-site inspections” to perform the requested inspection or inspections.
Click here to see a copy of the amendment to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-132.
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If you have any questions concerning the updated inspection statute, or any other issue relating to construction law, please feel free to contact Nino Coviello, Robert B. Nussbaum, or Justin Calta of Saiber LLC.