New Jersey Administrative Code
Title 17 - TREASURY - GENERAL
Chapter 17 - RESIDENTIAL HOUSING MANAGEMENT BOARD
Subchapter 1 - PROCEDURAL GUIDE FOR OCCUPYING AND VACATING EMPLOYEE HOUSING UNITS
Section 17:17-1.12 - Fire and other casualty

Universal Citation: NJ Admin Code 17:17-1.12

Current through Register Vol. 55, No. 48, December 18, 2023

(a) The employee shall give the department/agency immediate notice of any fire or other casualty in the property. If the property cannot be used because of fire or other casualty, the employee shall not be required to pay rent for the time that the property is not usable. If part of the property cannot be used, the employee must pay rent for the usable part.

(b) If the fire or other casualty is caused by the act or neglect of the employee or the employee's household, employees, agents or guests, the employee shall pay for all repairs and all other damages. In that case, the employee must pay the full rent for the balance of the term.

(c) If the property is partially damaged by fire or other casualty without the act or neglect of the employee or the employee's household, employees, agents or guests, the department/agency shall repair it as soon as possible. The department/agency need only repair the damaged structural parts of the property and fixtures installed by the department/agency. The department/agency shall not be required to repair or replace anything installed by the employee. Employee shall be responsible for insuring employee's property.

(d) The lease shall terminate if the property is totally destroyed or otherwise rendered uninhabitable by fire or other casualty without the act or neglect of the employee or employee's household, employees, agents or guests and cannot be repaired or restored in a timely or cost effective manner.

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