Building Code Violations Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

All municipalities in New Jersey have building codes to protect the public health, safety, morals, and welfare of their residents by establishing minimum standards governing the maintenance, appearance, condition, use and occupancy of residential and nonresidential premises.  These building codes also authorize and establish procedures for inspection and repair, demolition or vacation of premises found to be in violation, and to fix penalties for said violations.  Costs and fees for building code violations can run into the thousands of dollars.

Consequences of Building Code Violations

While building code ordinances vary from municipality to municipality, complaints or orders issued by a public code officers are typically served upon owners either personally or by registered mail.  If the owner of a property fails to comply with an order to repair, alter or improve the building, the public code officer may cause such building to be repaired, altered or improved.  If this occurs, the municipality may file a lien for costs, expenses, and fees against the premises which become part of the taxes to be assessed against the property.

Years of experience have taught Certified Trial Attorney Michael Rubas that every building code violation case is fact sensitive and that a complete, well-planned defense is required. Rubas Law Offices explore every building code violation case to identify any issues that can assist in defending and/or negotiating the best outcome for our clients.

Michael Rubas has a Monmouth County office in Manasquan that serves clients at the Jersey Shore including, but not limited to, the municipalities of Asbury Park, Belmar, Manasquan, Neptune, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, and Wall as well as all Ocean County municipalities. The Jersey City office serves clients in all Northern New Jersey Municipal Courts.