Category: Q&A

Q&A
2018 June Q&A: Landscaping Issue

Q. I am a condo unit owner who has HOA property near my unit that was overlooked for many years with no landscaping.  I have in the past six years slowly landscaped the area.  No one from the board has said anything to me. It is landscape…

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2018 May Q&A: Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Dilemma

Q. My New Jersey condo association has a three-pet/one-dog pet policy. I am aware that regardless of any association’s pet policy, service/support animals for those with disabilities must be allowed (i.e., seeing-eye dogs, those for the h…

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2018 April Q&A: Smoking in the Building

Q. I live in a condo, and my downstairs neighbor is constantly smoking. I brought it to the attention of management and nothing has been done. What are my options as an owner? Do I bring legal action against management, or do I take legal…

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2018 April Q&A: When a Sex Offender Lives in My Building

Q. Is a board legally obligated to notify tenants when a sex offender resides in the building? What do we do?          —Concerned for the Community A. “New Jersey led the nation in the fight to notify of potential dangers of sex offen…

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2018 March Q&A: Owner Declares Bankruptcy

Q. What can be done if a unit owner, who has not paid his or her maintenance for a year and owes the association $30,000, has now declared bankruptcy. How does the association get its money?                                 —Stuck With th…

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2018 March Q&A: Changing the Rules to Benefit a Board Member

Q. Can a board member vote on a rule change that will directly benefit him/her? For example, the board member is an investor with more than 10 units and needs more parking spaces for tenants, therefore s/he has moved to vote to change the…

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2018 February Q&A: Changing the Rules to Benefit a Board Member

Q. Can a board member vote on a rule change that will directly benefits him/her? For example, the board member is an investor with more than 10 units and needs more parking spaces for tenants, therefore s/he has moved to vote to change th…

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2018 February Q&A: Replacing Windows

Q. We own two apartments in our condominium in New Jersey. We moved in 2005 and were told by the board that our windows needed to be replaced because the building had water issues. The board recommended the company to use. We complied, an…

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2018 January Q&A: Recording Meetings

Q. Can a board restrict access to voice recordings of an executive closed session board meeting?                      —Concerned About Ethics A. “The question posed as to whether or not a voice recording of an executive session of the…

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2017 December Q&A: Who Can Be on the Board?

Q. Can a non-owner serve on the board of a condominium association?          —Condo Resident A. “The answer to this question may well vary from state to state and it will most certainly vary from condominium to condominium,” says …

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