Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Community Associations – It’s Time to Plan Now

March 15th, 2021 | Community Association Law Blog

By Mary Wynn Seiter, Esq. Electric vehicles are no longer the occasional curiosity on the road – Volts, Leafs, Teslas and many others are increasingly prominent. There are electric Mustangs, BMWs, and even Hummers! Auto manufacturers have already announced plans for their entire fleets to be electric vehicles in the …Continue Reading

Tort Immunity, COVID-19, and Community Associations – Points to Consider

March 3rd, 2021 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell. As community associations consider opening their pools and gyms during the pandemic, numerous association boards are giving renewed consideration to the topic of tort immunity and whether to amend their by-laws to provide their associations with the limited immunity against lawsuits for bodily injury that is …Continue Reading

Leasing Restrictions – Can Your Condominium Association Impose Them?

February 27th, 2021 | Community Association Law Blog

By Eric F. Frizzell. For various reasons, condominium association boards sometimes want to impose restrictions or limitations on the leasing of units, such as requiring the owner to use a form lease rider or limiting the total number of units that can be leased in the community at any one …Continue Reading

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