New Jersey Supreme Court Issues New Ruling on “Free Speech” in Community Associations
In an opinion decided on December 3, 2014, New Jersey’s Supreme Court further refined the case law regarding free speech and community associations by striking down a house rule that gave the Board unfettered discretion as to what could and could not be distributed to the community.
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Tenant Bankruptcy
As a condominium or homeowners’ association, you have a duty to ensure all residents are paying dues on time and in full. Moreover, you also likely have a set of governing documents (e.g., restrictive covenants) detailing the procedures to follow if a tenant or resident fails to meet his or her responsibilities with regard to the payment of dues. In a problem all-too-common, HOAs are often tasked with difficult “debt collection” duties – and may wind up spending an inordinate amount of time tracking down payments from irresponsible tenants and residents.