Rental License and Inspections

smokeDetecYes, complying with the regulations for the required annual rental license can be time consuming.

Yet the recent tragedy at a rental house in Mexico reinforces the need to ensure the safety of our guests.

Avalon and Stone Harbor inspect for fire and safety violations, including smoke and carbon monoxide detectors (detectors must be less than 10 years old).

All properties offered for rent (even privately) must be inspected and licensed every year.

 

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29th Street Recreation Area

In case you missed it:

The Borough of Avalon will create a new entertainment and recreation park at 29th Street and the beach.

The old skate board park is being dismantled today in advance of the construction.

Completion of Surfside Park is expected by May 2019.

For more details:  Borough of Avalon post

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Weekend Update

Sunshine…and people!

The hibernating island wakes for spring ūüėé

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After the Snow

The nor’easter caused some additional beach erosion, but not more significant than past winter storms.

In sections where the high tide reached the dunes, the access paths will need to be repaired for safe access.   In other areas along the beach, the snow by the dunes sits undisturbed (the high tide line is the edge of the snow).

The streets are already clear, and we are looking forward to an improved weather cycle for the weekend!

P.S.  For pictures of Avalon beaches, visit my Twitter page @anndelaneybeach  

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Shore town tides

We were visiting with friends in Wildwood Crest last evening, and based on their home’s proximity to the bay, I asked if the area floods.

The owner (a long time Crest resident, and a boat captain) quickly corrected me: ¬†”We don’t have flooding, we have tides. Every day, there are two high tides, and two low tides. ¬†And some tides are just higher than others.”

Now that’s a great perspective :)

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Vacation Rentals for Summer 2018

RentSignTired of the cold weather?

Think summer!

Single family home? Condo? Townhouse? Whatever your vacation rental home preference, we have availability for prime summer weeks.

Search our web site:  timkerrsir.com   for a quick overview, and then contact me for more details: 609-967-7950

I am familiar with the properties and locations, and happy to help you find the best option for your family.

Thank you for the opportunity to assist with your Avalon or Stone Harbor NJ plans!

ann.delaney@timkerrsir.com

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Irish Roots

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ¬†

20160317_130713_resized_3On my father’s side: my grandmother was born in County Clare in the Republic of Ireland,¬†and my grandfather grew up near¬†Ballymena and the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland.¬† A real mixed marriage!

They met and married in Philadelphia, and vacationed in Stone Harbor each summer while raising 6 children (pictured in front of their local rental cottage).

In the 1950s, my grandparents built a year round home in Avalon.  A family business brought the sons and daughters (including spouses and young children) from Philadelphia to Avalon shortly thereafter.

After visiting the beautiful windswept coast of Northern Ireland, I¬†can totally understand¬†my grandfather’s love of the shore.

Sand in our shoes… and salt air in our lungs ;)

Sl√°inte!

P.S. ¬†Because immigration is a current topic: according to family legend, my grandfather arrived to the United States via Canada. And my grandmother used her older sister’s ID to travel to the US. Her children didn’t know her real name/age until she was older. Important to understand that our family history may be softened over time by nostalgia.

Pictures from our 2008 trip to Northern Ireland.

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Important Info For Bay Front Property Owners

This subject was discussed last week with a bay front property owner planning to sell:

Original post June 2016. 

I attended a seminar this morning with important information regarding bay front ownership.

Some Riparian Grants issued between the late 1980s through the early 2000s have the following language:

“This grant is made upon the condition and limitation that there shall be no further filling of the presently flowed tidelands. ¬†If any filling does occur within the presently flowed tidelands herein granted, the title to the lands conveyed herein shall immediately and automatically revert to the ownership of the State of New Jersey, but without any diminution in the consideration paid upon the delivery of this instrument.”

When a property owner installs a new bulkhead (which typically extends 24″ out from the existing bulkhead based on current zoning), the State defines the added 24″ as “filling”. ¬†And YES, even if the required Borough, DEP and/or CAFRA permits were obtained.

The Department of Tidelands has a new regime, and this enforcement is viewed by attorneys and title company representatives as a method to generate revenue. ¬†A true “money grab”. ¬†Frustrating to say the least!

Bottom line: the State of New Jersey expects the land owner to “buy back” this filled area, even though a large sum of money was paid for the original Riparian Grant. ¬†

Unfortunately, the issue will not go away.  Even if a bay front owner has no plans to sell, their heirs will eventually face the problem.  And because the cost to resolve is based on the value of the land, it makes sense to remove the lien sooner rather than later.

Practical steps if you own a property on the bay:

1) Find your original title work (settlement papers). ¬†If a Riparian Grant was issued on the property, it will be attached. Look on the Riparian survey for the “claimed area”. Is it adjacent to, or crossing over the bulkhead area?

2) Read the language in the grant- checking specially for the reverter clause referenced above (not necessarily in all grants).

3) If the reverter clause is in the grant and you have installed a new bulkhead that sits beyond the original bulkhead, it’s important to determine if ¬†any action is required. ¬†A current survey will be needed to show the exact measurements of the new bulkhead, too.

A local title company and land use attorney can help you apply for a Statement of Non-Interest or a Confirmatory Grant from the State of New Jersey.

I am here to provide recommendations for experienced professionals, and answer any questions to the best of my ability.

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Spring Ahead

We are ready…

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There’s still time!

RentSignSingle family home? Condo? Townhouse? Whatever your vacation rental home preference, we have availability for prime summer weeks.

Search our web site:  timkerrsir.com   for a quick overview, and then contact me for more details: 609-967-7950

I am familiar with the properties and locations, and happy to help you find the best option for your family.

Thank you for the opportunity to assist with your plans!  ann.delaney@timkerrsir.com

 

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