As you know, the New Jersey fire extinguisher law, which took effect November 1, 2005, requires that upon the sale, lease or transfer of a building with fewer than three units, each unit be equipped with at least one portable fire extinguisher. Although the Department of Community Affairs has not finalized regulations to further clarify certain aspects of the statute, the law requires the seller, landlord, or transferor of the property to provide a smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, and portable fire extinguisher (placed within 10 feet of the kitchen area) as part of a change of occupancy. NJAR was able to secure an amendment to the legislation to exclude all seasonal rental units.
No changes have been made to the law since its enactment. For more information go to the NJAR fire extinguisher law webpage at http://www.njar.com/private/fireextinguisher.shtml