N.J.S.A 2A:42-90. Contents of petition

2A:42-90. Contents of petition

The petition shall:

a. Set forth material facts showing that there exists in such dwelling or any housing space thereof one or more of the following: (1) a lack of heat or of running water or of light or electricity or of adequate sewage disposal facilities; (2) a wrongful diversion of electric, gas, or water utility service by the owner or other party from the tenant of the dwelling without the consent of the tenant; (3) the use by the owner or other party in the dwelling without the tenant’s consent of electric, gas, or water utility service that is being charged to the tenant; (4) any other condition or conditions in substantial violation of the standards of fitness for human habitation established under the State or local housing or health codes or regulations; or (5) any other condition dangerous to life, health or safety.

b. Set forth that the facts shown in subsection a. of this section have been brought to the attention of the owner or any individual designated by him as the manager of said dwelling and that he has failed to take any action thereon within a reasonable period.

C. Set forth that the petitioner is a tenant of the subject dwelling or is the public officer of the municipality in which the subject dwelling is located, or, in a case involving wrongful diversion or unconsented use of utility services, that the petitioner is a public officer, a tenant whose utility service has been wrongfully diverted or a utility company providing utility services to the dwelling.

d. Set forth a brief description of the nature of the work required to remove or remedy the condition and an estimate as to the cost thereof.

e. Set forth the amount of rent due from each petitioning tenant, if any, monthly.

f. State the relief sought.

L. 1971, C. 224, S.6, eff. June 21, 1971. Amended by L. 1985, C. 411, S.5, eff. Jan. 13, 1986.


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