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REMINDER: Deposit Checks on Sales/Lease Transactions


It has been brought to the attention of the Commission that an increasing number of salespersons are accepting deposit checks on sales/lease transactions and are not promptly depositing those checks into their broker’s special account.

N.J.A.C. 11:5-5.1 requires that licensees who have received deposit money, deposit those funds within 5 days of their receipt.  Failure to do so will subject the licensee to sanctions. 

If during the 5 business days an offer is withdrawn prior to acceptance or is rejected with no counteroffer, however, the licensee may return the funds in the same form in which they were received, if requested by the offerer.

OPRA is a state law that was enacted to give the public greater access to government records maintained by public agencies in New Jersey.
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