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5 feet or 10 feet, Which Is It? The Confusion Within The New Jersey Fire Code Regarding Portable Propane BBQ Grills

Everyone enjoys a good BBQ, and making sure they are safe should be a priority for any board in a community association. In the mid 2000’s, community associations throughout New Jersey saw a flurry of rule adoptions to comply with the New Jersey Fire Code at the time, which generally prohibited portable propane BBQ grills […]

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Slow Your Roll: How to Address Speeding Issues in Your Association

Speeding is a big problem for many community associations — a problem that is not always easily addressed or corrected. How can your board slow the speed of traffic in your community? If your association does not currently have traffic rules, you may be able to rely on a nuisance provision in your Declaration. Alternatively, […]

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Can Both Spouses Continue to Serve on the Board?

Sometimes spouses both take an active part in how their community functions. There is no prohibition on them serving on committees, but can they both serve on the board? They can, but only under certain circumstances. The first is if the condominium has less than 10 units. If that is the case, then regardless of […]

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Make Your Vote Count at This Year’s Condominium Election

Many condominiums throughout the state are getting ready for their annual meeting. This means that election season is also underway as the election occurs at the time of the annual meeting. Remember that two notices are required. The first should be sent at least 60 days before the election and the second, at least 14 […]

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Feeling the Impact? Lower Your Costs in the Development Application Process

Developers and property owners are required to go through a complex process of review at multiple layers of government when processing development applications. One of the requirements is an impact and concurrency analysis, which analyzes the impact the proposed building will have on public facilities and utilities, such as roads, sewer, infrastructure, and schools. What […]

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Do the Deadlines on the FAR BAR “AS-IS” Residential Contract for Sale and Purchase expire at 5:00pm or 11:59pm?

Answer: It depends! Section 18F-Time is a commonly misinterpreted section of the FAR BAR Contract. Calendar dates are used to compute the critical dates of the contract. If a deadline falls on a calendar date that is not a weekend or national holiday, the deadline expires at the end of that calendar date, which is […]

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Seven Tips to Save Money on Closing Costs

There are many costs associated with the purchase, or re-finance, of a property. These are known as closing costs. Closing costs can include an application, loan origination, appraisal, home inspection, credit report, title insurance, attorney costs, appraisal, and/or survey. These costs must be paid before the transaction is complete, and they are often paid at […]

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Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) Accessibility for Websites

It is unclear from the current case law, guidance, and the ADA, whether a condominium association, with short term stays of thirty (30) days or less, must provide an accessible website for people with disabilities.   One of the only cases to address this situation is Dunn v. Phoenix West II, LLC, et al., 2016 WL […]

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