COVID-19 Update

August 6, 2020

New Form: Broker Open House Hold Harmless and Release Regarding COVID-19


July 2, 2020

Form Update: Sellers' and Buyers' Hold Harmless and Release Regarding COVID-19

Form Update: Landlords' and Tenants' Hold Harmless and Release Regarding COVID-19


June 12, 2020

Form Update: Sellers' and Buyers' Hold Harmless and Release Regarding COVID-19

Form Update: Landlords' and Tenants' Hold Harmless and Release Regarding COVID-19


April 24, 2020

New Form: Release By Buyer/Tenant Regarding a Virtual Showing of Property


April 7, 2020

New Form: Landlords' and Tenants' Hold Harmless and Release Regarding COVID-19


March 31, 2020

New Form: Sellers' and Buyers' Hold Harmless and Release Regarding COVID-19

New Addendum Regarding Coronavirus for Seasonal Leases


March 20, 2020

New Addendum Regarding Coronavirus for NJ REALTORS® Contract of Sale

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08/2020 - New Form: Broker Open House Hold Harmless and Release Regarding COVID-19
  • This form is for use when a Broker holds an in-person open house for real estate licensees.
  • Date on the bottom is 07/2020
07/2020 - Form Update: Sellers' & Buyers' Hold Harmless & Release Regarding COVID-19
07/2020 - Form Update: Landlords' & Tenants' Hold Harmless & Release Regarding COVID-19
  • Due to the State of New Jersey issuing an incoming travel advisory requesting that all individuals entering New Jersey from states with a significant spread of COVID-19 quarantine for 14-days after leaving that state, Section 5 has been revised as follows
    ...travelled abroad or from a State listed at https://covid19.nj.gov from which New Jersey requests people to quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in New Jersey.
  • New date on the bottom of form is 7/2020
06/2020 - Form Update: Sellers' & Buyers' Hold Harmless & Release Regarding COVID-19
  • Section 1: The term "residential" was eliminated so the form also can be used for commercial transactions
  • New Section 3: Provides a background explanation that the broker is recommending a virtual tour as the safest way to view the property
  • Section 5. Includes a provision to allow Buyers and Sellers to identify any person who would be an exception to the representation about COVID-19
  • Section 6. Adds language that the reason for the hold harmless is because the Buyer and Seller decided to view the property in person
  • New date on the bottom of form is 6/2020
06/2020 - Form Update: Landlords' & Tenants' Hold Harmless & Release Regarding COVID-19
  • Section 1: The term "residential" was eliminated so the form also can be used for commercial transactions
  • New Section 3: Provides a background explanation that the broker is recommending a virtual tour as the safest way to view the property
  • Section 5. Includes a provision to allow Tenants and Landlords to identify any person who would be an exception to the representation about COVID-19
  • Section 6. Adds language that the reason for the hold harmless is because the Tenant and Landlord decided to view the property in person
  • New date on the bottom of form is 6/2020
04/2020 - New Form: Release By Buyer/Tenant Regarding a Virtual Showing of Property
  • This form is for use where a buyer or tenant purchases or rents a property without physically visiting, relying only on a virtual showing and materials.
04/2020 - New Form: Landlords' & Tenants' Hold Harmless & Release Regarding COVID-19
03/2020 - New Form: Sellers' & Buyers' Hold Harmless & Release Regarding COVID-19
  • Per Governor Murphy's March 30 clarification to Executive Order 107, "REALTORS® can operate and show houses to a prospective buyer on a 1-on-1 basis or with the buyer's immediate families. Open houses still should not be held."
03/2020 - New Addendum Regarding Coronavirus for Seasonal Leases
  • This Addendum is for members to attach to and make a part of their seasonal lease.
03/2020 - New Addendum Regarding Coronavirus for Form 118: Contract of Sale
  • As with all the other Addenda to the New Jersey REALTORS® Standard Form of Real Estate Contract that are provided by the New Jersey REALTORS®, you only should use the Addendum Regarding Coronavirus as part of the sales contract you prepare prior to the buyers and sellers signing. If buyers or sellers express an interest in having a coronavirus addendum after the contract has been signed, you should advise them to consult an attorney to prepare the addendum.
03/2020 - Revisions to Form 118: NJ REALTORS® Contract of Sale
  • REVISED-Section 42: ADDENDA-Statewide New Jersey REALTORS® Standard Form of Real Estate Sales Contract, Form #118 has been revised to include Coronavirus.
  • Additional language in Section 3 (D) IF Performance by Buyer is Contingent upon obtaining a mortgage regarding 203(k) loans.
  • New date on the bottom of Form #118 is 3/20.
01/2020 - Revisions to Form 117: Owner's Confirmation of Receipt of Written Offer
  • Updated to include, "as soon as practical" pursuant to amended Standard of Practice 1-7:
    New Jersey REALTORS® is providing Form 117 as a member benefit. This is not a required form but it is an easy way to comply with the 2020 Code of Ethics, Standard of Practice 1-7 (amended 1/20) which requires that, "Upon the written request of a cooperating broker who submits an offer to the listing broker, the listing broker shall provide, as soon as practical, a written affirmation to the cooperating broker stating that the offer has been submitted to the seller/landlord, or a written notification that the seller/landlord has waived the obligation to have the offer presented."
    You are free to choose the form or manner in which you provide that written affirmation or notification, e.g., by email, text or other means.
  • New date on the bottom of the form is 01/2020
Past Updates
12/2019 - Revised Addendum Regarding Condominium/Homeowner's Associations
  • New Section (E) Inspections, has been added
  • New date on the bottom of the form is 12/2019
10/2019 - Forms Update
  • Addendum Regarding Solar Panel Systems
    An Addendum Regarding Solar Panel Systems is now available to be used with the New Jersey Realtors® Standard Form of Real Estate Sales Contract, Form #118
  • Addendum Regarding Swimming Pools
    An Addendum Regarding Swimming Pools is now available to be used with the New Jersey Realtors® Standard Form of Real Estate Sales Contract, Form #118
  • Seller's Property Condition Disclosure - Form #140
    To help address Solar Panel Systems, a new section, "Solar Panel Systems" has been added as the last section on the Seller's Property Condition Disclosure, Form #140. The new date on the bottom of the form is 10/19
  • Sales Contract - Form #118
    Section 42, "ADDENDA" has been revised to include the Addendum Regarding Solar Panel Systems and the Addendum Regarding Swimming Pools. The new date on the bottom of the form is 10/19
08/2019 - Revisions to Form 118: NJ REALTORS® Contract of Sale
  • This is a point of clarification: The subheading, "A) Additional documents from lenders or other property owners" was deleted and "Lender or other property owner has been changed to "if seller requests"
  • "for a property it owns" has also been removed and "contained in such document" has been inserted
  • The new date on the bottom of the form is 8/19
08/2019 - New Sales Contract for Vacant One-Family Residential Lots

There is a new form added to the New Jersey REALTORS® Library of Forms: Form 141, Sales Contract for Vacant One-Family Residential Lots.

04/2019 - New Addendum Regarding Teams

There is a new addendum to the New Jersey REALTORS® Independent Contractor Agreement, Form #134, regarding Teams. This Addendum is available in our forms library as a member benefit, if your Brokerage allows Teams. This is not a mandatory form.

12/2018 - Form 117: Owner's Confirmation of Receipt of Written Offer

New Jersey REALTORS® is providing Form #117 as a member benefit. This is not a required form but it is an easy way to comply with the 2019 Code of Ethics, Standard of Practice 1-7, which requires that, upon written request from a cooperating broker who has submitted an offer, a listing broker must "provide a written affirmation to the cooperating broker stating that the offer has been submitted to the seller/landlord or a written notification that the seller/landlord has waived the obligation to have the offer presented.
You are free to choose the form or manner in which you provide that written affirmation or notification, e.g., by email, text or other means.

08/2018 - Revised Attorney General Memorandum

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.

05/2018 - Updated Wire Fraud Notice
  • The New Jersey Realtors® Wire Fraud Notice has been updated to be used with the New Jersey Realtors® Standard Form of Real Estate Sales Contract, Form #118 or the Residential Lease Agreement, Form #125 to alert sellers/landlords, buyers/tenants. The form now prints automatically as the last page of the Contract and Lease Agreement.
  • Education and directly speaking to all parties in a real estate transaction are the best tools to avoid being a victim. To help avoid this situation, the Wire Fraud Notice is an educational piece to give to clients in a real estate transaction.
2/1/18 - New Wire Fraud Notice
  • Education and directly speaking to all parties in a real estate transaction are the best tools to avoid being a victim. To help avoid this situation, the Wire Fraud Notice is an educational piece to give to clients in a real estate transaction.
1/25/18 - Revised Statewide NJ Realtors® Standard Form of Real Estate Sales Contract, Form 118 now available. Updates include:
  • Section 21. Bulk Sales (new language highlighted):
    Line 463/464- New language, "The Law does not apply to the sale of a simple dwelling house, or the sale or lease of a seasonal rental property, if Seller is an individual, estate or trust, or any combination thereof, owning the simple dwelling house or seasonal rental property as joint tenants, tenants in common or tenancy by the entirety."
  • The date on the bottom of all pages is now 1/18.
5/5/17 - Revised Statewide NJ Realtors® Standard Form of Real Estate Sales Contract, Form 118 is now available! Updates include:
  • Page 4, new subsection (A) in Section #8, "Additional documents from lenders or other property owners.
  • Page 12, Section #35, ATTORNEY-REVIEW CLAUSE: (3) Notice of Disapproval-To comply with the recent Supreme Court Opinion the language in (3) has been updated to delete telegrams, certified mail and include emails, faxes and overnight delivery as methods to send the notice of disapprovals to the brokers.
  • New date on the bottom of Form 118 is 4/17.
5/5/17 - Revised NJ Realtors® Residential Lease Agreement, Form 125 is now available! Updates include:
  • Page 5, Section #33. ATTORNEY-REVIEW CLAUSE: (3) Notice of Disapproval-To comply with the recent Supreme Court Opinion the language in (3) has been updated to delete telegrams, certified mail and include emails, faxes and overnight delivery as methods to send the notice of disapprovals to the brokers.
  • New date on the bottom of Form 125 is 4/17.
10/21/16 - Revised Residential Lease Agreement (Form 125) is now available! Updates include:
  • Revised Section #43: Security Cameras-Removed Applicable/Not Applicable Boxes and added a new sentence- Lines 352-354 pertaining to common areas;
  • Section #45-OTHER LEASE PROVISIONS, IF ANY,-This Section has been increased with additional space.


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