Category: Law & Legislation

Law & Legislation Legislative Update in Trenton
2007 June Legislative Update in Trenton

Most people wouldn't know where to begin if they had to fight to keep the government from taking their home for redevelopment by a private developer. In one of many housing-related bills before the state Assembly, legislators are now con…

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Law & Legislation Legal Nightmares
2007 June Legal Nightmares

We've all heard stories—harrowing tales of crazy lawsuits, mishandled misunderstandings, shady dealings, outright fraud. From loony shareholders or unit owners, corrupt staffers or belligerent neighbors, the legal imbroglios residential …

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Law & Legislation A Ruling on Affordable Housing
2007 March A Ruling on Affordable Housing

On January 25, 2007, the Appellate Division struck down key provisions of the regulations of the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) limiting municipal fair share housing obligations for the period from 1999 to 2014 (often referred to a…

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Law & Legislation Liability in Co-ops vs. Condos
2006 Aug Liability in Co-ops vs. Condos

While there are many similarities between co-ops and condos, are the two very different when it comes to things like insurance and liability? The answer is both yes and no. There are similarities, but some significant differences as…

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Law & Legislation Common Lawsuits in HOAs
2006 Jun Common Lawsuits in HOAs

Homeowners associations are governed by a private board, generally comprised of residents of the condominium. Just because board members are unpaid volunteers, however, does not exempt them from exposure to lawsuits. Indeed, HOA board me…

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Law & Legislation UCIOA, Micheve & Twin Rivers
2006 Jun UCIOA, Micheve & Twin Rivers

In most cases, New Jersey's community and homeowner associations largely govern themselves, with little oversight from the state and no standardized procedures or best practices. But recently there has been some movement from the powers …

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Law & Legislation Breach of Fiduciary Duty
2006 Jun Breach of Fiduciary Duty

While a condominium owner owns his unit, and a shareholder in a cooperative owns shares of a corporation, there are a lot of aspects of their living situations that they can't control. If the elevator doesn't work, or the grass isn't bei…

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Law & Legislation Budgeting for Legal Costs
2006 Jun Budgeting for Legal Costs

For most people, the thought of legal fees and litigation costs are enough to cause heightened anxiety and maybe a heart palpitation or two. Consider that same scenario when it comes to board members in charge of the well-being of an ent…

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Law & Legislation New Political Leadership in Trenton
2006 Jun New Political Leadership in Trenton

There are new faces, a new two-year session, a new governor and a new General Assembly speaker in Trenton, and these changes may have repercussions for homeowner reforms, housing legislation and other quality-of-life issues. From CE…

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