Category: Q&A

Q&A Q&A: President Bully
2023 Summer Q&A: President Bully

Q. What can be done when the president of the condo association verbally harasses the building’s superintendent?                                         —Super Supporter A. “Board members of common interest communities can easily put …

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2023 Summer Q&A: Conflict of Interest

Q. We have a member of the board of trustees of our co-op village who is a licensed realtor. Is he legally restricted from listing or selling units that are owned by the village, due to a conflict of interest? Also, is a board legally res…

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Q&A Q&A: Privy to Policies
2023 Expo Q&A: Privy to Policies

Q. Our board has too often used confidentiality as a reason for making decisions and not informing the residents as to why. The latest was regarding our HOA insurance policy. Are HOA insurance policies confidential documents? If so, can…

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2023 Expo Q&A: To Fee or Not to Fee?

Q. I’m a board member of my condo association here in New Jersey. All of our board members subscribe to your paper and always find it helpful. We are going to institute a pet registration form for dogs and cats and were thinking of asses…

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2023 Spring Q&A: Campaigning for Board Re-election

Q. Can a current board member advertise his re-election, or go around knocking on each door and telling owners who to vote for? Is this legal?       —Wondering If This Is Appropriate A. “Yes and yes,” says Jonathan H. Katz, a partner …

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2023 Winter Q&A: Legal Surveillance?

Q. I’d like to get the opinions of legal experts regarding boards that use the surveillance system to spy on residents they dislike, attempting to “catch” them at some behavior which may be against the building rules. So is it legal to sp…

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Q&A Q&A: Accessing Contracts & Other Documents
2023 Winter Q&A: Accessing Contracts & Other Documents

Q. I pay HOA fees for landscaping. Not all areas of the development are the same—some streets just have ornamental trees and a minimal amount of leaves falling. My block is swamped with leaves on the ground that begin in September, but I …

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2023 Winter Q&A: Feelin’ the Radburn

Q. Our board and attorney amended some rules and regulations without sending a ballot to homeowners to vote in the changes. The attorney says the board has the right to change and amend as specified in the Radbun laws in New Jersey. Is th…

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2022 Fall Q&A: Improper Disclosure?

Q. In a board meeting, the owner of the management company told the board that I fired the plumbing company. The owner of the plumbing company asked for my name and phone number and the manager gave it to him. Is this legal?             …

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2022 Fall Q&A: Approved...or Not

Q. On March 31, 2020, after calling my HOA, I was given verbal permission to replace my roof, which was leaking. I signed a contract to replace the roof on April 15, 2020. Now the board has sent me a letter with a $500 fine for not gettin…

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