2012 June
Focus on... Law & Legislation

Law & Legislation 2012 Legislative Overview
2012 June 2012 Legislative Overview

Each year Trenton is flooded with legislation aimed at improving the lives of residents and business owners. For homeowner associations, condominiums and cooperatives, new rules and regulations can be either a blessing or a curse, as c…

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Law & Legislation Suit Happens
2012 June Suit Happens

Take a moment and imagine your family or circle of friends: each person with his or her unique personality, attitude, experience and background. In a co-op building or condo association, hundreds of people live together, sharing common …

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Law & Legislation Legal Legends
2012 June Legal Legends

 Attorneys who represent co-ops, condos and HOAs in the Garden State often have  to litigate cases that have evolved from unforeseen circumstances; they  understand the legal boundaries that people in multifamily communities  sometimes tre…

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Real Estate Trends The Debate Rages On
2012 June The Debate Rages On

 Concern over health, the environment, and an evolving legal landscape has  prompted a number of condo and co-op boards in communities across New Jersey to  ban cigarette smoking not only in common outdoor areas but in individual units.  T…

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Maintenance HVAC Insider
2012 June HVAC Insider

With harsh winters and blistering hot summers, those living in New Jersey co-ops, condos and HOAs understand the importance of properly working heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. That’s why it’s importa…

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Law & Legislation Working Towards a Resolution
2012 June Working Towards a Resolution

 Sometimes in the heat of the moment, when disagreements are at their worst, the  possibility of solving a problem without going to court seems remote at best.  Arguments may have been brewing for days or weeks with each side becoming more…

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New Jersey Sets the Standard on Solar Access
2012 June New Jersey Sets the Standard on Solar Access

When Emily Meyers, a grandmother of 11, sought to put solar on the roof of her home at Four Seasons at Mapleton, an active adult community in the Burlington County, N.J., township of Mansfield, her application was turned down by the Ar…

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Q&A Q&A: Don't Get Floored
2012 June Q&A: Don't Get Floored

hard wood floors which squeak probably requiring repairs or due to rotting  wood, not to mention ceiling leaks. I have attempted to contact both owners  through letters, however I have not received any responses in the mail. I have  reache…

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Q&A Q&A: Financial Worthiness?
2012 June Q&A: Financial Worthiness?

Q I am trying to purchase a condo but the board is holding up the process based on  my financial status. I don't know what the problem is because I have an  excellent credit history and no lawsuits against me. I will even have enough  mon…

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