The Attorney General’s memorandum outlines the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to ensure that equal housing opportunities are provided for all. New Jersey property owners need to be aware of the federal and state laws against discrimination, regardless of residential or commercial purposes.
The law requires that at the time of taking any listing of real estate property, a licensee shall provide the owner with a copy of a summary of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination N.J.S.A. 10:5-1 et seq. — commonly known as the Attorney General’s memorandum. The purpose of the memorandum is to help owners, as well as licensees, comply with the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and federal laws that prohibit discrimination in the sale or rental of real estate.