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Archive: 2014

Recording Meeting Minutes: More Harm Than Good?

Posted December 30, 2014 in Community Association Law

For the seasoned board member or corporate meeting-attender, taking thorough meeting minutes may seem like a routine practice in faithful recordation, as well as a legal requirement in many instances. However, as your community association law attorney will explain, taking meeting minutes during a residential association executive board meeting can lead to disastrous results for your team in the event it finds itself in the crosshairs of litigation with a resident or aggrieved plaintiff. 

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Towing Vehicles of Delinquent Unit Owners: Is This Permissible?

Posted December 23, 2014 in Community Association Law, Landlord/Tenant Law

As New Jersey condominium law attorneys, we have seen our fair share of delinquent and irreverent tenants and unit owners blissfully enjoying the common areas of the property while falling months’ behind on dues and association fees. In this situation, what is a unit owner to do? While on the one hand, it is hardly fair for certain habitual-defaulters to enjoy the same amenities as their dues-paying neighbors. 

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New Jersey Security Deposit Law

Posted November 26, 2014 in Landlord/Tenant Law

The New Jersey Security Deposit Law is an important piece of legislation for landlords and property managers to understand. Over-charging or withholding security deposits unlawfully could result in sanctions and civil liability. 

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New Jersey’s Truth-in-Renting Law

Posted November 24, 2014 in Landlord/Tenant Law

The Truth-in-Renting law is an important piece of legislation of which all landlords should become aware. If you are a landlord in New Jersey, our office can help ensure your compliance with this law and help you avoid unnecessary exposure to liability from tenants.

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Screening Tenants

Posted October 30, 2014 in Landlord/Tenant Law

For some landlords, finding quality tenants can be problematic. However, it is important for landlords to follow the requirements of both New Jersey and New York landlord tenant law and federal law with respect to tenant screening. There are a number of options available for landlords to be able to make a determination as to whether a prospective tenant may pose a problem during the lease term. 

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