Attorney Derek Reed Giving a Seminar on the new Fair Chance in Housing Law in New Jersey

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Derek Reed, a name partner of the firm, is presenting a virtual seminar on the new Fair Chance in Housing Law in New Jersey, which modifies how housing providers must review and consider an applicant’s criminal background history. The upcoming seminar is an opportunity for New Jersey landlords to learn about the law and prepare for the upcoming changes.

The seminar is presented by the New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA). To attend, you must preregister online. For added value, each class is worth 1 CEC (Continuing Education Credit) to NAA Credential Holders.

The seminar will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. This new law is intended to allow persons with a criminal background history more housing opportunities. Under the new law, crimes are tiered by severity, and landlords must follow a very strict procedure in evaluating the criminal background history of an applicant.

The cost for this seminar is $69 for NJAA members and $99 for non-members. You can register online here.

Our Firm is Here to Help

The Fair Chance in Housing Law takes effect on January 1, 2022. Whenever any new law is passed, it is incumbent upon the industry to be prepared to comply with the law when it takes effect. Here, the multi-family housing industry in NJ must be ready.

If you need help with real estate matters, trust our firm. With over 65 years of experience, we are comfortable with fluctuating standards. Our mission is to always stay current, helping landlords receive the guidance and representation they need to navigate this very complex area of the law. For a consultation, reach out online.