Interested in being a landlord in Lambertville?
The first step is to register your rental property with the City. This can be done online.
In order to register, you will need to provide the following:
- Proof of up-to-date paid property taxes for the property to be rented
- Proof of up-to-date paid sewer bill for the property to be rented
- Proof of landlord liability insurance
Landlord registration is required for anyone renting out their property in the City.
The annual renewal period begins January 1 and continues until March 31.
Renewals will receive a penalty of $50 for late renewal after April 1.
Learn more about Lead Safety Requirements for Rental Properties
Effective July 22, 2022, all non-exempt rental dwelling units must be inspected for lead-based paint within two years of the effective date of the law, or upon tenant turnover, whichever is earlier. This means that the first inspection must take place no later than July 22, 2024. This requirement is in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:28A.
Landlords will find their own DCA-certified lead evaluation contractor, or NJ DoH licensed lead inspector, and have their property evaluated via Dust wipe sampling for the presence of lead based paint. Upon completion of the testing, if any lead hazards have been identified, they are to be remediated. If no hazards are found, the inspector shall produce documentation of the findings and the landlord shall provide this documentation to the City. The City shall then issue to the landlord a Lead Safe Certificate, valid for two years or until change of tenant, or for three years if there is no change of tenant.
For more information, including exemption information, visit the DCA Lead Paint FAQ for Rental Units.
Click here to view the list of State-Certified Lead Abatement Contractors.