[HISTORY: 1984 Code §§ 85-1—85-4 as amended through December 31, 2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No landlord shall knowingly allow or permit any violation of state or local laws to continue to exist or continue to be conducted on his property.
Any landlord who shall knowingly allow a violation of state or local law to continue to exist or continue to be conducted shall be guilty of a violation as if he was the actor.
Any landlord shall have an affirmative defense to any violation under this Article upon proof that prior to the expiration period to correct the problem an action was filed against the tenant in an appropriate court.
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- APPROPRIATE COURT
- Any court having any jurisdiction over landlord- tenancy matters. The term shall not mean the local Municipal court.
- After written notice to a landlord of the factual violations and of the appropriate law violated and after a period of 30 days had passed to correct the violations.
- Any person who has an interest of record in a building or real property.
- Any duly executed statue, rule, regulation and/or ordinance adopted by a governmental body or agency having jurisdiction within the City of South Amboy.
- Either an individual, individuals or a corporation duly authorized to do business in the State of New Jersey.
- Any person who is in possession of the building or real property.