Residents fight Toms River, NJ law that could lower home values (Opinion)
Late last year the Township Council in Toms River led by Mayor Mo Hill adopted an ordinance that increases the fees paid by home sellers and potentially jeopardizes the sale altogether.
In addition to the inspections typically sought by buyers before closing on a house and banks before committing financing, the township requires another layer.
Council Member Justin Lamb — who is also a police officer — is fighting back. He joined me on air to discuss some of the reasons why homeowners and real estate professionals are up in arms over the ordinance.