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MURKY WATERS: Updated COVID-19 Pool Regulations in New Jersey

On June 9th, 2020 Governor Murphy announced Executive Order 153 (the “Order”), laying out certain requirements for outdoor pool openings. Pursuant to the Order, pool facilities were required to comply with the standards set forth by the New Jersey Department of Health (“DOH”) and certain guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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NEW INFO: Exercising with Caution – Requirements for Gym Openings In New Jersey

NOTE: The following are the most current guidelines and replace those mentioned in our September 2020 post. On August 27, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 181 (2020) (the “Order”), setting forth requirements for opening health clubs, as defined by N.J.S.A. 56:8-39, which includes gyms and fitness centers. Many questions remained as to whether the Order […]

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Phony Parking Violation Letters in Condominiums

Condominium living has its advantages and challenges – one such challenge is often parking. Today, people move into these communities with several vehicles in tow and in condominiums, there is limited space in the parking garages and parking areas for unit owners and their guests. Sometimes this results in unit owners taking parking, that violates the t

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What is a Condominium Association’s Responsibility to Residents for Property Damage Claims?

Becker focuses on legal issues impacting community associations. While we advise our clients on a broad spectrum of matters that affect their daily operations, one of the most common inquires we receive relates to a condominium association’s responsibility when property damage is reported. What should your condominium association do in this circumstance? The answer is […]

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Perform Due Diligence Before Buying Property at a Foreclosure Auction

In Can Financial LLC vs. Niklewicz, Case No. 4D19-3668 (Fla. 4th DCA 2020), Jack Niklewicz thought he was buying his dream home for a significant discount. Instead, he purchased a nightmare because he neglected to perform any due diligence before buying the property at a foreclosure auction. Can Financial LLC had obtained a final judgment […]

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David Blattner Reminds Homebuyers to Establish & Trust Their Real Estate Team

As ‘pandemic migration’ continues, real estate markets outside of city centers are enjoying an infusion of serious buyers and motivated sellers. If you’re exploring a new home purchase, especially if that home is in a new city or state, it is crucial to surround yourself with a team you can trust. I’ve written several blogs […]

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An Association’s Obligation Regarding Neighbor Versus Neighbor Disputes

Community Associations have an obligation to enforce their governing documents. However, that obligation does not extend to policing, mediating, or resolving disputes between owners, without a corresponding covenant violation. Associations have an obligation to all owners of the community to do what is in the best interest of all owners, not just the select one […]

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