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  • Essex County Man Pleads Guilty in $470,000 Condo Complex Fraud Scheme (NJ) February 9, 2024
    Federal officials said Smith, alongside his conspirators Nathaniel Obedos and Ranaldo Bennett, orchestrated a kickback scheme targeting the condominium complex where Bennett served as the lead property manager, and Smith held the position of superintendent.  The trio manipulated repair and maintenance operations to benefit Obedos’s company, through which they executed their fraudulent activities.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Christmas Eve Fire Reported at Birch Glen Condos in Piscataway (NJ) December 25, 2023
    New Market fire crews responded to the scene on Forest Drive in the Birch Glen Condominiums at about 12:30 Sunday afternoon where they extinguished a small fire and smoke in a bedroom, according to reports.  The unit’s sprinkler system kept the fire from spreading to other areas, authorities said.  The Birch Glen Condominiums was the scene of a devastating fire that broke out the week before Thanksgiving and destroyed 17 condos and townhouses in two other Forest Drive buildings. That fire ...
  • Pass law to shore up condo stability in in N.J. December 3, 2023
    New Jersey, with aging condominium developments, faces a challenge in inspections and maintenance. If enacted, state Senate Bill 2760 would address these issues, emphasizing engineering inspections and requiring associations to maintain reserve funds should something go awry.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Homes Destroyed In 3-Alarm Fire At Aberdeen Condo Complex Thursday (NJ) November 30, 2023
    Two units were completely destroyed by the fire, and the fire spread to four condos total. Multiple families have been displaced by the fire. The American Red Cross, along with Aberdeen Twp. and Monmouth County OEM, are assisting with finding temporary housing for the victims.    Read the article………………………………..
  • Three-alarm blaze causes significant damage at a South Jersey condo complex November 17, 2023
    A fire on Thursday night at a condominium complex here went to three alarms and caused “significant damage” to some upper floor units before being contained, according to the Voorhees Township Fire Department.   Read the article……………………………….
  • Roofs Collapse as Fire Engulfs Piscataway Condos: Residents Displaced (NJ) November 15, 2023
    Smoke detector alarms still sounded Monday morning hours after firefighters extinguished a massive blaze that tore through two Piscataway condominium buildings late Sunday night.   Read the article…………………………..
  • Let’s make a deal: Morris Township makes offer to condo owners to extend affordable status (NJ) September 2, 2023
    Morris Township has a proposition for owners of 64 condos in the Moore Estate.  The municipality will pick up their tab for deck upgrades on the property–estimated to cost $4,000 to $6,000 per owner–and will give each of them a $5,000 bonus. All they must do in return is agree to extend affordable housing controls on their units for another 30 years.   Read the article………………………..

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  • Tort Immunity in New Jersey Community Associations (NJ)
    The word “immunity” can conjure up many feelings, especially after living through the past few years of COVID-19. This is somewhat ironic because a different type of immunity became a flashpoint for community associations at the during the pandemic – tort immunity.   Read the article…………………………………
  • How To Handle Neighbor Disputes In A Fair Manner
    Whenever a group of people live near each other, disputes are bound to occur. Even if your community is a peaceful one, sometimes neighbors have issues with each other. However, if your Board knows how to manage neighbor disputes fairly, they do not have to escalate into an out-of-control situation.    Read the article…………………………..
  • Free Speech vs. House Rules: Balancing Both in Contentious Times (NJ)
    The First Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees the right to free speech and expression – but how does that right apply to the residents of multifamily co-op or condo buildings? Does it apply at all? Can you – or the guy down the hall in 2B – display political, social, or religious statements from a window, terrace, or front door? The answer may surprise you.  Read the article……………………………….
  • Adequate Community Insurance Coverage: How Much is Enough? (NJ)
    The topic of insurance can provoke fear in the most steadfast of board members. It’s both terrifying in what its purpose implies, and yet at the same time mind-numbingly boring. It’s also one of the most important components in protecting our communities.   Read the article………………………..
  • Resources for Multifamily Boards: Where Communities Go to Stay in the Know (NJ)
    The Community Associations Network (www.communityassociations.net) is an online resource that aggregates news and information related to co-ops, condos, and HOAs. There, boards and service professionals can access the latest on legislation, events, and issues pertaining to association living and governance throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Read the article………………………..
  • Community Association Transition Litigation and the Selection of Experts
    In the realm of civil litigation, the involvement of “experts” can make or break a case. An expert is a qualified individual with specialized knowledge, skill, training, education, or experience in a particular field relevant to the issues at hand in the case. These experts are called upon to provide their professional opinions, analyses, or interpretations on complex or technical matters that are beyond the understanding of the average person or the typical juror.   Read the article………………………..
  • The Cheshire Cat and Insurance Carriers
    Insurance carriers are like the Cheshire Cat. They lure customers with catchy advertisements, and then issue policies filled with complex and confusing terms. After major losses, they arrive on the scene, then suddenly disappear, citing one or more policy exclusions in complex terms, a la the Cheshire Cat.   Read the article………………………..

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