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  • Shuttered Ocean City Condo Complex Hits Market for $7 Million (NJ) July 4, 2024
    A troubled Ocean City condominium complex closed since April because of structural problems is now up for sale for $7 million and is being pitched as a development site.  The Seaspray Condominiums are currently surrounded by a chain-link fence cutting off access to the 32-unit property at the corner of 34th Street and Bay Avenue in the south end of town.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Red Bank (NJ): Family Displaced by Condo Fire July 3, 2024
    A family escaped uninjured but were displaced from their home after a fire broke out in the basement and caused “heavy damage” to their townhome in the Elkridge complex on Ambassador Drive Tuesday night, officials and neighbors said.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Jersey City Man Charged in Theft from Union City Homeowners Association (NJ) June 18, 2024
    Authorities have charged a Jersey City man in connection with the theft of funds from a Union City homeowners association.  According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Unit arrested 39-year-old Eric Li yesterday at the prosecutor’s office in Secaucus.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Council Tells HOA To Revise Bylaws (NJ) June 15, 2024
    A home owners association in the township will need to revise some of its bylaws concerning the election of trustees to their board.  The issue was addressed during a recent Township Council meeting, after they discussed it in closed session.  A few months ago, the council had passed a resolution regarding residents of Harmony Farms serving as trustees of the Harmony Farms Association.    Read the article…………………………….
  • After a Decade, Brick Officials Say Efforts to Obtain Sound Wall for Community ‘Exhausted’ (NJ) June 13, 2024
    After trying for the better part of a decade to advocate on behalf of a group of residents who live in a Brick Township condominium complex for a sound wall to be installed between their homes and the Garden State Parkway, officials say their options for recourse have been “exhausted.”   Read the article…………………………….
  • Multiple residents displaced following blaze that destroyed East Windsor condo building (NJ) June 11, 2024
    Multiple people were displaced following a three-alarm fire and roof collapse Monday afternoon at a condominium complex in East Windsor, Mercer County that gutted several units.  According to Red Cross, 47 people were displaced from 24 units. News 12 New Jersey was told no one was injured in the fire.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Afternoon Fire at Piscataway Condo Complex Collapses Roof, Displaces Residents (NJ) June 9, 2024
    A mid-afternoon fire destroyed part of a condo building in the Commons at Piscataway development on Saturday.  Piscataway fire crews were called to the scene at about 3:00 pm where video posted on social media showed flames engulfing the balcony area of a rear second-floor unit in the 101-104 building at the corner of Jesse Way and Stelton Road.    Read the article…………………………….

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  • Liability, Responsibility…and Lint: Who’s in Charge of Your Laundry Room?
    On the long list of building-related issues that multifamily boards and residents have to be concerned about, dryer lint is not likely uppermost. A leaky roof? Definitely. A boiler on the fritz in mid-January? Absolutely. But dryer lint, not so much – and that’s actually a problem, because when allowed to accumulate in heavily-used machines, it can cause fires, and the resulting liability creates a potentially dangerous situation.    Read the article…………………………….
  • How to Deal with Difficult HOA Residents (NJ)
    Dealing with difficult residents can be a challenging aspect of HOA community management. HOAs (or homeowner’s associations) play a crucial role in maintaining the quality and value of residential communities. When a resident becomes difficult, the Board may struggle to maintain the harmony of the HOA.  It would be easy to blame frustrated and disgruntled residents. However, ignoring the problem will not make it go away. Instead, use the tips in this article for dealing with the difficult residents in ...
  • How to assess a resident’s request for an emotional support animal
    Multifamily housing providers are faced with increasing requests from residents with disabilities for emotional support animals (ESA). Requests for ESAs are generating more enforcement actions.  In 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reported that 60 percent of all complaints concerned denials of requests for accommodations due to a disability under the Fair Housing Act.    Read the article…………………………….
  • N.J. Supreme Court Rules Emotional Support Animals Are Not Just Pets
    Not all pets are created equal, according to the New Jersey Supreme Court. The state’s highest court recently held that housing providers, like condominiums, can’t rely on pet prohibitions to automatically deny residents’ accommodation requests for emotional support animals.  Writing for the Court, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner said that emotional support animals “are different from pets and are not subject to general pet policies.”   Read the article…………………………….
  • NJ Supreme Court Applies Law Against Discrimination to Emotional Support Animal Use in Housing
    Requests by a resident to have an emotional support animal that would violate a housing unit’s occupancy agreement must be analyzed under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled.   As is often the case in the employer-employee context, the Court’s decision in Players Place II Condominium Association, Inc. v. K.P., shows that housing disputes involving claims of discrimination that include requests for accommodation are often fact-intensive and call for an analysis with shifting burdens.  ...
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Publishes First Opinion Addressing First-Party Indemnity Provisions
    On May 30, 2024, the Supreme Court of New Jersey issued its decision in Boyle v. Huff, holding that an indemnification clause cannot apply to first-party claims unless the parties include specific language expanding the clause beyond the traditional scope of third-party claims, meaning claims in which the party seeking indemnification has been sued by a non-party to the contract.  Read the article…………………………….
  • A Guide to Community Association Governance in New Jersey
    Living in a community association offers an array of benefits – well-maintained common areas, a sense of community, and shared amenities. However, a smooth-running community association relies on a strong foundation built upon a clear and documented framework called the “governing documents.” This framework, however, can be complex and downright overwhelming at times. The governing documents, which are generally voluminous and difficult to understand, encompass a range of individual documents, each playing a specific role in governing the community.   Read ...

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