In New Jersey residential real estate transactions, buyers and sellers are afforded a three day attorney review period after a contract is executed before the contract becomes binding on the parties. Traditionally, notice of disapproval of the contract within that three day period required the attorney to notify the other party by way of “certified mail, personal service or telegram.”
In the matter of Conley v. Guerrero the New Jersey Supreme Court considered whether or not fax and email service are also sufficient forms of service for service of a notice of disapproval.
In short, yes, of course email and or fax are sufficient.
As the Supreme Court acknowledged in its decision: “[Notice] by telegram is obsolete. . . fax and e-mail are “faster and more reliable” than telegrams were. . . [Notice] of disapproval of a real estate contract may be transmitted by fax, e-mail, personal delivery, or overnight mail with proof of delivery”
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