Wednesday, February 08, 2006

New Jersey real property records may be restricted

Legislation proposed by New Jersey state Senator Ron Rice could obstruct the public access to real property records, according to this report by the Newhouse News Service. The bill would require everyone, except real estate agents or the property owner, to submit a formal public records request in order to receive property profiles. This restriction could interfere with obtaining property information online, where the proof of identity is more difficult to verify.