Essex County Bargain and Sale Deed Condominium Form (New Jersey)

All Essex County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Bargain and Sale Deed Condominium Form

Essex County Bargain and Sale Deed Condominium Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Essex County compliant document last validated/updated 7/5/2024

Bargain and Sale Deed Guide

Essex County Bargain and Sale Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Essex County compliant document last validated/updated 6/18/2024

Completed Example of the Bargain and Sale Condominium Deed Document

Essex County Completed Example of the Bargain and Sale Condominium Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Essex County compliant document last validated/updated 5/13/2024

When using these Bargain and Sale Deed Condominium forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Essex County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Essex County Register

Hall of Records - 465 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Room 130, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm M-F

Phone: (973) 621-4960

Local jurisdictions located in Essex County include:

  • Belleville
  • Bloomfield
  • Caldwell
  • Cedar Grove
  • East Orange
  • Essex Fells
  • Fairfield
  • Glen Ridge
  • Irvington
  • Livingston
  • Maplewood
  • Millburn
  • Montclair
  • Newark
  • Nutley
  • Orange
  • Roseland
  • Short Hills
  • South Orange
  • Verona
  • West Orange

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Essex County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Essex County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Essex County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Essex County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Bargain and Sale Deed Condominium forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Essex County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Essex County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by New Jersey or Essex County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Essex County Bargain and Sale Deed Condominium forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

New Jersey's Condominium Act is codified under 46:8B of the New Jersey Statutes.

A condominium is a form of ownership, established by a master deed, "providing for ownership by one or more owners" in units, together with an undivided interest in the common elements appurtenant to each unit (N.J.S.A. 46:8B-3(h)). Common elements are those described in the master deed, which are "necessary or convenient to the existence, management, operation, maintenance and safety of the condominium property or normally in common use," such as hallways, lobbies, stairways, elevators, central utilities, gardens, or any such improvement intended for common use (46:8B-3(d)).

Units are part of a condominium property intended for independent use, having a direct exit to a public street or way or to a common element or common elements leading to a public street or way, together with their proportionate undivided interest in the common elements (46:8B-3(o)). Unit owners hold title to units in fee simple (46:8B-3(q)).

A unit deed is a conveyance of a unit in recordable form (46:8B-3(p)). The content requirements are established at N.J.S.A. 46:8B-10. All unit deeds require the name of the condominium as it appears in the master deed; the subdivision and county, with reference to book, page, and recording office where the master deed is on record; the unit designation as it appears in the master deed; a reference to the last prior unit deed conveying the unit, if the unit has been previously conveyed; and, finally, must reflect the proportionate undivided interest in the common elements appurtenant to the unit, as set forth in the master deed and any amendments to it. Appurtenances are rights which are attached to the unit and pass with the unit upon its sale, and to which one or more unit owners have an exclusive use, such as a balcony attached to the unit, a parking space, a storage unit, etc.

The most common form of conveyance in New Jersey is a bargain and sale deed with a covenant as to grantor's acts (46:4-6). The instrument may appear in the short form for a deed, codified at 46:4-1. By including the words, "that he has done no act to encumber the said lands," the grantor covenants that he has not done or executed any act or deed to change, charge, alter, affect, defeat, or encumber the title to the property.

The deed identifies the grantor's (selling party) information; grantee's (buying party) information, including how the grantee intends to hold title to the property; the consideration made for the transfer; and the parcel's tax map reference under 46:15-2.1.

The legal description for a unit deed contains specific information pertaining to the unit, the condominium, the appurtenances attached to the unit, and recording information for the master deed, including any amendments made to it.

Pursuant to 46:15-6(a), the deed requires a statement of the true consideration for the transfer, either in the body of the deed, the acknowledgment, the proof of the execution, or an appended affidavit by one of the parties to the deed, or the party's legal representative. Deeds exempt from the transfer fee imposed by 46:15-7 require an affidavit stating the basis for the exemption (46:15-6(b)).

Apart from meeting content requirements, the deed must conform to statutory and local formatting standards for recording.

Deeds must be signed by each grantor and acknowledged or proved as provided by Title 46 of the New Jersey Statutes. Property owned by a married person requires the spouse's signature because of potential marital rights, regardless of whether the spouse holds a direct interest in the property.

Record the deed in the clerk/recorder's office of the county where the real property is situated. Recorded deeds provide notice to subsequent purchasers (46:26A-12(a)). Include any required supplemental documentation with the deed (documentary summary sheet, relevant affidavits, certificates, etc.), along with transfer and recording fees. Deeds pertaining to an interest in real property to which an age restriction applies must be accompanied by the required certificate pursuant to 46:15-6.2.

This article is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address specific situations or replace legal advice. Consult a lawyer with questions about unit deeds, bargain and sale deeds, and transfers of real estate in New Jersey.

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