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

What employees are allowed to work on-site at community associations under Governor Murphy’s March 21, 2020 Executive Order No. 107?

March 22nd, 2020 | Community Association Law Blog, News

By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. You may have questions regarding which of your community association’s employees are permitted to work on-site under Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 107 issued on March 21, 2020. Under the Order, to the extent that employees of your community association cannot perform their functions via …Continue Reading

Consult your Lawyer Before You Terminate a Contract Due to the Covid-19 Crisis.

March 20th, 2020 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell Understandably, property managers and community association boards are talking about canceling various contracts (e.g., for non-emergent projects, for the pool season) due to the coronavirus Covid-19. However, be sure to consult with your association’s attorney before “canceling” or “terminating” a contract. Even though we are in …Continue Reading

We are here for You

March 17th, 2020 | Community Association Law Blog, News

To all of our clients and colleagues, our law firm wants you all to know that we remain available to assist you on all legal matters. All of our attorneys are working remotely, and diligently monitoring incoming emails, so that you can promptly reach us, as usual, by emailing any …Continue Reading

Screening Guests and Visitors for Coronavirus in Community Associations

March 14th, 2020 | Community Association Law Blog

Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. Given the apparently highly contagious nature of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, your community association, particularly high-rises and mid-rises, may want to require all prospective guests and visitors to your building to complete a brief questionnaire, such as the one below, and to bar from entering your building …Continue Reading

Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions for Community Associations

March 12th, 2020 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. As concerns grow about the spread of the coronavirus, a very fluid situation that seems to be changing daily, we recommend that you regularly consult the website of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) at www.cdc.gov for the latest updates, and review the …Continue Reading

Does your community association’s procedure for authorizing a collection lawsuit against a delinquent unit owner comply with New Jersey law?

February 18th, 2020 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. Before a community association files a collection lawsuit against a unit owner for past due charges, it is imperative for the lawsuit to be properly authorized. New Jersey law recognizes two permitted methods for authorizing the lawsuit: (1) the association’s Board, with as full a …Continue Reading

Disposing of a Former Unit Owner’s Abandoned Personal Property

January 27th, 2020 | Community Association Law Blog

By Cheryl Siegel, Esq. Unit Owner X hasn’t paid common expenses to your Condominium Association in years. You’ve obtained a judgment against him, but he has no personal assets of value from which the judgment can be satisfied. So you levy on the unit, send it to Sheriff’s sale and …Continue Reading

Three Forms that NJ Law Requires a Community Association to Complete for Every Annual Meeting and Board Election, and Special Meeting at which Members are Voting.

January 26th, 2020 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. Experienced property managers know that a community association’s by-laws require presentation of a “Proof of Notice” as part of the agenda for a members’ meeting and board election. But did you know that New Jersey law also requires the following three forms to be completed …Continue Reading

Transition Settlements: Beware Giving a Sponsor/Developer a General Release

January 17th, 2020 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell, Esq. At the conclusion of a successful transition negotiation, the entire understanding reached between a community association and Sponsor/Developer (“Sponsor”) settling the association’s claims should be memorialized in a formal, written settlement agreement. As part of the settlement, the Sponsor normally will demand that the association …Continue Reading