[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Runnemede 3-3-2015 by Ord. No. 15-05. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the provisions of P.L. 2014, c. 35, a creditor filing a summons and complaint to foreclose a lien on a residential property that is vacant and abandoned, whether the filing of the summons and complaint is made before or after the determination that the property is vacant and abandoned, shall be responsible for the care, maintenance, security and upkeep of the exterior of the residential property. This obligation applies whether the determination that the property is vacant and abandoned is made by the public officer pursuant to the provisions of P.L. 2014, c. 35 and/or the Code of the Borough of Runnemede, pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2A:50-73 or otherwise.
An out-of-state creditor shall include the full name and contact information of the in-state representative or agent in the notice required to be provided to the Municipal Clerk pursuant to paragraph one of N.J.S.A. 46:10B-51. An out-of-state creditor found by a court of competent jurisdiction to have violated this provision shall be subject to a fine of $2,500 for each day of the violation commencing on the day after the ten-day period set forth in paragraph one of N.J.S.A. 46:10B-51 with respect to notifying the municipal clerk that an action to foreclose on the property has been filed.
Any other person, firm, corporation or entity, including a creditor, required to care, maintain, secure and keep up a property under this chapter cited in a notice issued pursuant hereto for violating any provision of this chapter, shall, upon conviction, be punishable and subject to a fine of $1,500 for each day of the violation.