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Indoor Gatherings and Association Meetings

By Jennifer L. Alexander, Esq. November 20, 2020 Posted in Community Association Law

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy heading into the holidays and especially during the recent rise in COVID‑19 infections.

A lot of states are responding to the current spike in Coronavirus diagnoses by implementing more severe guidelines and restrictions. New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are no different in this regard. Particularly, in recent days, we have seen limits placed on the number of people who can gather in one place instituted in all three states:

NEW LAW: Electric Vehicle Car Charging Stations in Common Interest Communities

By Brian Griffin, Esq. October 30, 2020 Posted in Community Association Law

Our office previously wrote a blog in 2018 about the current status of pending bills in the Senate and Assembly regarding car charging stations in common interest communities. You can read that blog here. The bill NJ S.B. 2421 (2018) was passed by the Assembly and the Senate on January 13, 2020. However, when the bill went before the Governor, it was pocket vetoed on January 21, 2020. This means that the Governor did not directly respond to the bill and point out any objections.

Community Association Transition: Construction Defects, Implied Warranties and Consumer Fraud

By Matthew Meyers, Esq. July 17, 2020 Posted in Community Association Law

For every condominium and homeowner association, "control" is eventually transferred by the developer to an owner-controlled governing board after construction. This is called "transition." A successful transition is one in which the owner-controlled board works with the developer to ensure appropriate governance, adequate financial resources, and a properly designed and constructed community. But what happens when negotiations fail?

CAI-NJ APPEALS NEW DCA REGULATIONS

By Jennifer L. Alexander, Esq. June 24, 2020 Posted in Community Association Law

On May 18, 2020, Regulations to the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act (PREFDA) were adopted and published by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), without giving community associations an opportunity to prepare to implement them.

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ALERT: IMPORTANT UPDATES TO THE RADBURN ACT

By Jennifer L. Alexander, Esq. May 28, 2020 Posted in Community Association Law

Last week, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (“DCA”) adopted regulations and alterations to its rules regarding implementation of the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act (“PREDFDA”) and the Radburn Amendments (N.J.A.C. § 5:26-1.1, et seq.). As a result of these updates, immediate changes regarding how community associations operate have come into effect.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS’ ABILITY TO COLLECT IS UNDER THREAT

By Jennifer L. Alexander, Esq. May 6, 2020 Posted in Community Association Law

On April 12, 2020, and April 14, 2020, our office warned of a new bill working its way through the New Jersey Legislature: S2330 / A3908, entitled “COVID‑19 Financial Security for Consumers Act.” When the bill was last before the Legislature, it was tabled for further consideration and editing.

REMOTE COMMUNICATION FOR BOARD MEETINGS IN NEW JERSEY

By Jennifer L. Alexander, Esq. April 15, 2020 Posted in Community Association Law

On Monday, April 13, 2020, the New Jersey Legislature voted on a new bill which would allow non-profits to meet remotely during the ongoing COVID‑19 crisis. The bill, S‑2342 / A‑3915, passed unanimously in both the New Jersey Senate and Assembly.

IMPORTANT UPDATES TO NEW JERSEY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION AND LANDLORD-TENANT LAW

By Jennifer L. Alexander, Esq. April 14, 2020 Posted in Community Association Law, Landlord/Tenant Law

Yesterday was a heavy calendar for the Senate and Assembly. A number of impactful bills were up for consideration. Our office is providing you an update on bills relevant to you. Many of these bills were considered in the Assembly and the Senate simultaneously yesterday. They would provide relief for New Jersey residents and businesses due to the COVID‑19 pandemic. Please see the bullet-point summary of the bills that were up for consideration yesterday:

IMPORTANT UPDATE TO - COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT MAINTENANCE FEES THREATENED BY NEW BILL

By Jennifer L. Alexander, Esq. April 14, 2020 Posted in Community Association Law

Our office previously provided an update with respect to S2330, a new Bill proposed in the Senate and the Assembly as a means of providing a degree of financial security to all residents of New Jersey. As our prior blog discussed, the Bill paints with a broad brush in its application to community associations, and apartment building landlords. The impact on these entities, if the measure passes, could be critical.

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT MAINTENANCE FEES THREATENED BY NEW BILL

By Robert C. Griffin, Esq. April 12, 2020 Posted in Community Association Law

The New Jersey Legislature is meeting Monday, April 12th to consider more bills to act as relief for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The current bills being considered are numerous. There is one bill in particular which may severely impact community associations.

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