Basic Legal Requirements for Condominium Associations to Charge Fines, Capital Contributions, Membership Fees and Late Fees

February 21st, 2021 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell. February 23, 2021. Condominium associations commonly charge fines, late fees, capital contributions, and membership fees to unit owners. Before imposing any such charges, however, it is important for a board and management to confirm that the association is complying with applicable requirements under New Jersey law. …Continue Reading

Rental Review Fees in Condominium Associations

February 16th, 2021 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell, February 15, 2021 Your condominium association charges a fee to any unit owners who rent their unit. Is the amount of the fee legal? In the New Jersey appellate court decision of Chin v. Coventry Square Condominium Association, 270 N.J. Super. 323 (App. Div. 1994), the …Continue Reading

Highlights of New Jersey’s New Law Regarding Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Community Associations

January 23rd, 2021 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell New Jersey has enacted a new, multi-faceted law regulating the installation and use of electric vehicle charging stations – EVCS’s – in community associations. Key details of the law include: • A community association may not adopt or enforce any restriction of any kind that prohibits …Continue Reading

Remote Annual Meetings of Community Associations – Why A Board Resolution Should be Adopted to Authorize Them

November 19th, 2020 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell. Due to the pandemic, many community associations are holding their annual meetings of unit owners this year via Zoom or other remote video platform. Before an association holds a remote members meeting, however, the association’s board should adopt a formal resolution authorizing the meeting and adopting …Continue Reading

Governor Murphy Issues Critical Executive Order Requiring COVID-19 Protective Measures by All Employers

October 30th, 2020 | Community Association Law Blog

On October 28, 2020, Governor Philip Murphy issued Executive Order No. 192. The Order requires every business, non-profit (condominium associations are non-profits), and governmental or educational entity “that requires or permits its workforce, in part or as a whole, to be physical present at a worksite to perform work,” to …Continue Reading

Insights from the NJ Department of Community Affairs Regarding its “Radburn” Rules

October 18th, 2020 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. In May 2020, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (“DCA”) issued numerous new regulations, pursuant to the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act, that have had a major impact on board meetings, annual meetings and elections, and other aspects of community association life. …Continue Reading

Community Association Pools Authorized to Re-Open June 22nd. Read the Initial Guidelines from NJ Department of Health

June 9th, 2020 | Community Association Law Blog, News

By Eric F. Frizzell Governor Philip Murphy stated at his press conference today, June 9, 2020, that municipal and private swim club swimming pools, which includes community association pools, can open on June 22nd. The New Jersey Department of Health (“DOH”) will be issuing formal written standards and guidelines today …Continue Reading

New State Regulations: A Detailed Look at Changes for Board meetings

May 30th, 2020 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. Regulations enacted this month by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs impact numerous facets of the administration and management of community associations. The regulations make key changes to various aspects of Board meetings, such as the requirements for scheduling and holding of meetings, voting …Continue Reading

New State Regulations Impact Community Association Annual Meetings, Elections, and Other Functions

May 29th, 2020 | Community Association Law Blog

By Mary Wynn Seiter, Esq. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (“DCA”) has finally issued regulations to implement the so-called “Radburn Act,” a 2017 law amending the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act (“PREDFDA”), N.J.S.A. 45:22A-43 et seq. The regulations were issued in draft form in 2019, and …Continue Reading

White House Request for Self-Quarantine by Anyone Who Has Been in NYC Recently

March 26th, 2020 | Community Association Law Blog, News

Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. As you probably have heard, at the White House daily briefing on Tuesday afternoon, March 24, Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, stated that everybody who has been in New York in the last few days and leaves should be self-quarantining for 14 …Continue Reading