New Law Changes Mandatory Five Year Inspection Schedule for New Jersey Condominiums, HOA’s, and Cooperatives
September 7th, 2019 | Community Association Law Blog
By Eric F. Frizzell.
New Jersey’s Hotel and Multiple Dwelling Law, which requires the inspection of condominiums, HOA’s, and cooperatives every five years by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), has been amended.
Under the new law, the frequency of future inspections will depend on how quickly the “owner” of the property – the condominium association, HOA, or cooperative corporation – abates any violations found on the first inspection that occurs after the August 5, 2019 effective date of the law. In specific:
– If no violations are found at all, or all violations have been abated by the first re-inspection following the initial inspection, the dwelling’s next cyclical inspection will be in seven years.
– If all violations have been abated by the second or third re-inspection, the dwelling’s next cyclical inspection will be in five years.
– If all violations have not been abated by the third re-inspection, the dwelling’s next cyclical inspection shall be in two years.
Notwithstanding this schedule, if the Commissioner of the DCA determines that these tiered inspection schedules do not adequately protect the health and safety of residents of multiple dwellings, the Commissioner may require, by regulation, that inspections occur every five years.
Please contact us if you have any questions about this new law or any other topic pertaining to your community association.