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Toms River to Consider Ordinance to Revoke Rental Certificates for Property Violations

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For rent sign. (File Photo)
For rent sign. (File Photo)

Toms River township council members will consider a new ordinance that would allow the township to revoke the rental certificate of occupancy for properties that are in violation of township code.

The measure, to be considered on first reading Tuesday night, would “provide for the revocation of rental certificates of occupancy as a penalty for violations of rental property standards,” a meeting agenda said.

According to the township code, property standards include a slew of regulations and restrictions specific to the type of rental being considered. Different sets of regulations apply to seasonal rentals, short-term rentals and rentals in buildings with five or more units.

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For seasonal rentals, Toms River already has a so-called “animal house ordinance” in place, which requires property owners to post a bond if their tenants are convicted of noise or property-related violations more than three times in a year.

Earlier this year, the township council passed an ordinance largely outlawing short-term rentals from websites such as Airbnb, though the barrier island neighborhoods were excepted due to their seasonal nature.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the township municipal complex on Washington Street.

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  • soldiersmom

    when is toms river going to do something about the ones rented WITHOUT a co? there are fire traps all over town rented to families who pay through the nose to live in a health hazard.

    • Bob Silva

      As am told, I should report the violations! Basically doing their jobs while some employees have breakfast instead of working on the taxpayers dime. I don’t understand how the code enforcement rides around missing numerous violations. Again I was told they are on their way to other violations?????

      • soldiersmom

        my daughter was living in a house of horrors that had NO co..that the fire department wants condemned. and it hasn’t had a co for years. the owner gets away with it. toms river knows about it. they do nothing. when confronted about it…code enforcement just has excuses. now it’s rented out again….to a family with small children.

        • Bob Silva

          Time to attend a Council Meeting. and speak up! I should be going this month since I have given the township over two months to correct problems and have met with the administrator and the head of the Code Enforcement Department

          • soldiersmom

            taking his butt to court instead. testifying against him. he ripped her off for quite a bit of money, and is sending her threatening letters in the form of bills as well. i confronted code enforcement already about the family with young children in the house where windows won’t open, the roof leaks directly over the power panel, and the gas furnace is falling through the rotten floor….and hanging by the gas pipe. fire department was appalled that anyone was living there. we’ll see. two months is nothing around toms river. one of the reasons i moved to a neighboring town with better enforcement. i used to live next door to a guy just like him.,,,right down to the rotting boat and junk all over. there have been complaints to code enforcement about this guy for YEARS…both from former tenants AND his neighbors.

          • Bob Silva

            Totally a different colored horse if he is harassing!

          • soldiersmom

            all through her tenancy. it was a horror show. now he’s sending her bills for his time and the ads to re-rent a house with no co…………not getting her security back, either, despite multiple requests for it…and no grounds to keep it.

  • Bob Silva

    Thanks, So I am not the only one in a mismanaged township that likes overspending. They don’y want to ruffle the campaign contributors