Group suing county over deed backlog - Posted by IB (NJ)
Posted by IB (NJ) on August 13, 2003 at 09:49:17:
Those NJ Investors working in Essex and Bergen counties know, far too well, the headaches experienced recently when trying to get a deed recorded over the counter. Recently, I went to record a purchase and sale contract over the counter in Essex county. Walked in and there were big signs everywhere notifying customers that no documents would be recorded over the counter. And perfect timing. This notice came ON THE SAME DAY their fees damm near doubled (increase the price but decrease the service - only Essex county can run a business like this and think there’s nothing wrong with it).
One thing the article mentions and I found to be effective was to record a notice of settlement instead of a P&S Contract if you’re looking to protect your position in a deal. As far as I know all counties in NJ are recording these over the counter.