September 13, 2023
Mandatory State Inspection Results Explanation
As you know the state of New Jersey conducted an inspection of all units during the months of June and July. This inspection was Mandatory. Many of the units passed inspection without any issue. However, some of the units did not. We will be sending out notices to unit owner’s where there was a violation cited. Please review the following for more information about each violation.
Provide admission to dwelling unit to conduct inspection.
- The Inspector could not gain access to the unit to conduct inspection. The state will schedule a final attempt TBD by which you must give access to your unit or fines will be assessed.
Repair dwelling unit entry door self-closing device
- Unit owners must have door closures installed on entrance doors. This will aid in the prevention of a fire should one arise. https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/publications/pdf_bhi/TB2.pdf
Repair and maintain A.C. operated fire Alarm and or detector system.
- The Hampton Club was built with Hard Wired SMOKE alarms in place, outside of bedrooms. Depending on the unit layout, a Hampton Club apartment may have 1, 2, or 3 SMOKE alarms. If only one, The alarm will be attached to electrical wiring above the unit as originally installed when the Hampton Club was built. If the unit has 2 or 3 SMOKE alarms, then all must be interconnected in that when one alarm is tested, then all go off in like fashion. Because they are A/C (alternating current), these SMOKE alarms at the Hampton Club may have a changeable battery backup compartment (should the electric go off) or one of the newer alarms that are battery encapsulated, also known as “10 year Battey free”.
Maintain in full operating condition carbon monoxide alarms installed in the locations specified in the Uniform Construction Code (N.J.A.C. 5:23) or the Uniform Fire Code (N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.9) as an alternative to the requirements in 1(a)2
- The Hampton Club was built only with smoke alarms, and the laws eventually changed to include CARBON MONOXIDE alarms. They must be located within 6 feet outside of any bedroom door. They may be either battery operated or plug in electrical. CARBON MONOXIDE alarms can be separate from the SMOKE alarm units.
Finally, many homeowners are opting for dual alarms – CARBON MONOXIDE and SMOKE ALARMS all in one unit- no need to change batteries for at least 10 years. If these are used at the Hampton Club you must follow the instructions for the SMOKE alarms above- in that they must be A/C wired and interconnected to any other SMOKE/CARBON units in the apartment.
I hope this provides you with some assistance in remediating the violation.
Please contact the office via email if you have any questions or concerns firstname.lastname@example.org
Hampton Club Manager
Cc:Board of Trustees
3 Edpas Road
New Brunswick, NJ 0890
Main office (732) 545-3263 Security (732) 846-3409