2015 June
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Law & Legislation New Jersey 2015 Legislative Update
2015 June New Jersey 2015 Legislative Update

The second half of the 2014-2015 legislative session in Trenton is underway, and—as always—housing is on the agenda, with a large number of housing-related bills up for consideration. Some are directly targeted at the state’s condos …

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Law & Legislation Big Buildings, Big Boards
2015 June Big Buildings, Big Boards

The skyline is changing. For once, however, this statement is not regarding Manhattan’s. Indeed, to the west, North Jersey experiences its own transformation. Commuters have long fueled the real estate growth of places like Jersey Ci…

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Law & Legislation Reducing Risks
2015 June Reducing Risks

For co-ops, condos, and HOAs, insurance premiums are some of those quiet necessities that tend to fly under the budgetary radar until it is time to examine the bottom line, provoking a search for savings. Without a doubt, insurance e…

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Law & Legislation Avoiding Litigation
2015 June Avoiding Litigation

With dozens—and sometimes hundreds—of people living in a community governed by neighbors, acquaintances and friends, it should be no surprise that disputes occur in condo buildings from time to time. The possibility of disagreements …

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Management Liquid Assets
2015 June Liquid Assets

Some lucky co-ops and condos offer the benefits of an indoor or outdoor swimming pool for their residents; it’s a splashy amenity that many people request when looking for a home…but there are many drawbacks, issues, and liabilities that c…

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Q&A Q&A: What to Do About the Noise?
2015 June Q&A: What to Do About the Noise?

Q I have a neighbor whose door is just across from mine and whenever she enters her apartment, she closes her door with a very loud bang. Sometimes, I am asleep and I wake up and can’t go back to sleep. This has been going on for years an…

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Q&A Q&A: Down and Dirty in New Jersey
2015 June Q&A: Down and Dirty in New Jersey

Q This seems like a strange rule to have and I can’t think of a reason why it would be an issue. Our condo, which is a new construction, has prohibited the use of doormats. They say they are a hazard. We’re tracking dirt in and out of our…

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