2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 46 - Property
Section 46:3-33 - Recording Of Notice Of Private Transfer Fee; Requirements.

NJ Rev Stat § 46:3-33 (2016) What's This?

46:3-33 Recording of notice of private transfer fee; requirements.

6. a. The payee designated in a private transfer fee obligation made prior to the effective date of P.L.2010, c.102 (C.46:3-28 et seq.), shall ensure that the notice of private transfer fee, described in subsection b., is recorded, no later than six months following the effective date of P.L.2010, c.102 (C.46:3-28 et seq.), in the county recording office against the real property subject to the private transfer fee obligation.

b.A private transfer fee obligation made prior to the effective date of P.L.2010, c.102 (C.46:3-28 et seq.) shall be imposed and enforceable by recording of a notice of private transfer fee, which shall be a document, in recordable form that meets all of the following requirements:

(1)The title of the document shall be "Notice of Private Transfer Fee Obligation" in at least 14-point boldface type;

(2)The names of all current owners of the real property subject to the transfer fee, and the legal description and assessor's parcel number for the affected real property;

(3)The amount, if the fee is a flat amount, or the percentage of the sales price constituting the cost of the transfer fee, or another basis by which the transfer fee is to be calculated;

(4)If the real property is residential property, actual dollar-cost examples of the transfer fee for a home priced at $250,000, $500,000, and $750,000;

(5)The date or circumstances under which the private transfer fee covenant expires, if any;

(6)The purpose for which the funds from the private transfer fee obligation will be used;

(7)The name of the payee or any assigns, and specific contact information regarding where the funds are to be sent;

(8)The acknowledged signature of a representative of an entity to which a private transfer fee is to be paid; and

(9)The legal description of the real property burdened by the private transfer fee obligation.

c.The payee may file an amendment to the notice of transfer fee containing new contact information, but such amendment must contain the recording information for the notice of transfer fee that the amendment modifies and the legal description of the property burdened by the private transfer fee obligation.

d.If the payee fails to comply fully with subsection a. of this section, the grantor of any real property burdened by the private transfer fee obligation may proceed with the conveyance of any interest in the real property to any grantee and in so doing shall be deemed to have acted in good faith and shall not be subject to any obligations under the private transfer fee obligation. In such event, the real property thereafter shall be conveyed free and clear of such transfer fee and private transfer fee obligation.

e.Should the payee fail to provide a written statement of the transfer fee payable within 30 days of the date of a written request for the same sent to the address shown in the notice of private transfer fee, then the grantor, on recording of the affidavit required under subsection f., may convey any interest in the real property to any grantee without payment of the transfer fee and shall not be subject to any further obligations under the private transfer fee obligation. In such event the real property shall be conveyed free and clear of the transfer fee and private transfer fee obligation.

f.An affidavit stating the facts enumerated under subsection a. of this section shall be recorded in the office of the county clerk or register of deeds, as the case may be, in the county in which the real property is situated prior to or simultaneously with a conveyance pursuant to subsection d. of this section of real property unburdened by a private transfer fee obligation. An affidavit filed under this subsection shall state that the affiant has actual knowledge of, and is competent to testify to, the facts in the affidavit and shall include the legal description of the real property burdened by the private transfer fee obligation, the name of the person appearing by the record to be the owner of such real property at the time of the signing of such affidavit, a reference (by recording information) to the instrument of record containing the private transfer fee obligation, and an acknowledgment that the affiant is testifying under penalty of perjury.

g.When recorded, an affidavit as described in subsection f. of this section shall constitute prima facie evidence that:

(1)A request for the written statement of the transfer fee payable in order to obtain a release of the fee imposed by the private transfer fee obligation was sent to the address shown in the notification; and

(2)The entity listed on the notice of private transfer fee failed to provide the written statement of the transfer fee payable within 30 days of the date of the notice sent to the address shown in the notification.

L.2010, c.102, s.6.


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