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Bureau of Rental Housing Inspections

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Contact Person
Charles M. Sugg, Housing Official
Phone Number
(609) 454-4756
Fax
(609) 945-6080
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Department Location

One Monument Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540

Department Hours

Monday-Friday 9-5

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Bureau of Rental Housing Inspections

The Bureau of Rental Housing Inspections is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Princeton Housing Code and the Princeton Rental Registration Regulations. 

Responsibilities include; rental property inspections, housing and/or fire-related complaint investigations within residential rental properties, inspection/maintenance programs, investigate “quality of life” issues, and the issuance of Rental Housing Certificates of Compliance.  Our mission is to perform fair, standardized, comprehensive inspections of Princeton residential rental properties in order to preserve the housing stock, eliminate health and safety hazards, promote high property values, and continue to make Princeton a desirable community to reside in.   

All one and two-family residential rental units in Princeton must be registered and receive an inspection of both exterior and interior areas every two years to ensure compliance with the Princeton Housing, Maintenance, and Zoning Codes.    

Our staff will notify owners when inspections are due.  Inspectors may only perform inspections in the company of the owner or designated agent of the owner.  Every attempt will be made to coordinate these inspections during a mutually agreed upon date and time. A minimum of 24 hours’ notice shall be given to the primary occupant of each of the rental units by the property owner and/or the designated agent, informing them of the scheduled date and time of the inspection, which averages between 30-60 minutes per unit.

Inspection fees will be invoiced when all inspections are complete, with no violations noted or all violations abated.  Inspectors are not permitted to take cash or checks during inspections while in the field.  Once all are fees paid,a Rental Housing Certificate of Compliance will be issued. 

The Princeton Housing Code, along with a checklist of common housing code violations may be found in the Resources below.

Additional information is available by calling 609-454-4756, or email, Send Comments/Questions  

  

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Princeton have a guide for how much a landlord can raise the rent?
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Does Princeton have a guide for how much a landlord can raise the rent?
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No. Princeton does not have rent control.

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I plan on renting one room in my home. Do I need to have an inspection?
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I plan on renting one room in my home. Do I need to have an inspection?
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Yes, however, room and flat rentals require Zoning Department approval first.

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I own a property with three rental units. Does it need to be registered and inspected?
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I own a property with three rental units. Does it need to be registered and inspected?
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All rental properties should be registered with the Bureau of Rental Housing Inspection.

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I recently purchased a duplex. I live in one unit and have tenants renting the second unit. I was told that the previous owner had already registered the property and was exempt from bi-annual inspection. Are there any forms I need to fill out?
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I recently purchased a duplex. I live in one unit and have tenants renting the second unit. I was told that the previous owner had already registered the property and was exempt from bi-annual inspection. Are there any forms I need to fill out?
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Do I need to have my rental property inspected in between tenants?
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Do I need to have my rental property inspected in between tenants?
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That depends. Single and two family rental properties are inspected every two years and are issued a Certificate of Compliance

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