N.J. Admin. Code § 11:5-5.5 - Inspection of records

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) Every licensee shall make available for inspection by the Commission or its designated representatives all records of transactions, books of account, instruments, documents and forms utilized or maintained by such licensee in the conduct of the licensed business, which may be pertinent to the conduct of the investigation of any specific complaint.
(b) To accomplish the objectives and carry out the duties prescribed by this Act, especially the provisions of 45:15-17, the Commission may issue subpoenas to any person, administer an oath or affirmation to any person, and conduct hearings in aid of any investigation or inquiry.
(c) All files on pending and closed sale, exchange or lease transactions, all files on listings for sales or rentals, and all property management files shall be maintained or stored at the offices of brokers licensed as employing brokers or corporate or partnership brokers. Upon terminating their employment with such a broker, and/or transferring to the employ of another such broker, no referral agent, salesperson or broker-salesperson shall remove or cause to be removed any of the contents of such files from the offices of the broker. The term "files" as used herein shall be construed to mean all transaction records required to be kept by brokers pursuant to 11:5-5.4.


N.J. Admin. Code § 11:5-5.5
As amended, R.1983 d.471, effective 11/7/1983.
See: 15 N.J.R. 1343(a), 15 N.J.R. 1865(c).
Language citing statute deleted in subsection (a).
Amended by R.1988 d.410, effective 9/6/1988.
See: 20 N.J.R. 883(a), 20 N.J.R. 2295(a).
Added (c).
Petition for Rulemaking: Upon termination from employment with a broker, no salesperson or broker salesperson may remove files from the office pertaining to sale or rental listings.
See: 23 N.J.R. 1968(e).
Public Notice: Petition to amend subsection (c).
See: 23 N.J.R. 2191(b).
Amended by R.1992 d.107, effective 3/2/1992.
See: 23 N.J.R. 3428(a), 23 N.J.R. 3739(a), 24 N.J.R. 852(b).
Meaning of "files" specified at (c).
Amended by R.1998 d.497, effective 10/5/1998.
See: 30 N.J.R. 2333(a), 30 N.J.R. 3646(a).
In (b), deleted ", in addition to other powers conferred upon it by the Act" following "Commission"; and in (c), changed N.J.A.C. reference.
Amended by R.2012 d.006, effective 1/3/2012.
See: 43 N.J.R. 1791(a), 44 N.J.R. 86(b).
In (c), inserted "referral agent,".

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