The New Jersey Real Estate Commission just released their Bulletin on Lockbox Security and enforcing regulations of safety for the clients and agents.

The use of lock boxes on properties to be sold or leased is common practice to facilitate the sale or lease of a property and is regulated by the requirements of the MLS services available within the state.  For general information on the placement of lock boxes on properties listed for sale or rental it is imperative to review the specific terms and conditions of each listing service.

Among the information above, they further state "Regardless of the reason - home inspections, room measurements, showing family members the home, etc., - no one should be allowed to enter the property without proper supervision and under no circumstance should unaccompanied access be granted without the seller's full knowledge and consent."  

Click here to view the full bulletin.