NJ Realtors® Weekly–June 28

Published Jun 28, 2023

NJ Realtors® Weekly–June 28

Top Story of the Week

REC Initiates LLC Rulemaking Process

The NJ Real Estate Commission formally began the rulemaking process required to implement a law New Jersey Realtors® proactively sought, which allows real estate salespersons and broker-salespersons to form a Limited Liability Company (LLC) to receive commission payments.

This law cannot go into effect until six months after the REC formally promulgates this rule. New Jersey Realtors® will review the rule language once it is released and work with the REC to ensure it can be adopted as quickly as possible following the advance rulemaking notice and public comment process.

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Reminder to Continue to Uphold Article 10

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State of the State

Real Estate Licensees Protected in Solar Panel Bill

New Jersey Realtors® secured amendments to protect real estate licensees under A-4522, legislation requiring certain disclosures with homes sold with solar panels.

The bill indicates the contract of sale, rider, contract addendum, or property condition disclosure statement must have specific information about the solar panels on a single-family home for sale. The amendments secured ensure real estate licensees are not liable for the required disclosure of information about single-family homes when the seller does not provide it.

A-4522 still requires full approval in the Assembly and Senate before it can reach the governor’s desk.

Until this rule is adopted and takes effect, commission payments to LLCs are not permitted.