Category: Q&A

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2016 September Q&A: Who pays for disabled accessibility alterations?

Q. It has come to the board’s attention recently that one of our residential tenants has suffered a disability and can no longer access her unit. She is asking to have a chair rail installed so she can access her second floor apartment in…

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2016 September Q&A: Do we need a unanimous vote, or just a majority?

Q.  I have a question related to voting. Our building's documents include a master deed, rules and regulations, and bylaws. It refers to the New Jersey Condo Act as an empowerment document. In our complex there are only five owners, and ea…

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2016 August Q&A: Locked Out From Service Entrance

Q.  My co-op building has a main entrance and a service entrance.  Without any notice to the tenants, the management decided to put an alarm on the service entrance door, and they changed the lock so we can no longer use this entrance.  Th…

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2016 August Q&A: Delinquent Owners Denied Voting Rights

Q. Recently, our condo issued a ruling that any unit owner who is in arrears on their common charges cannot vote at the annual meeting. Our bylaws only say that each owner is entitled to one vote. No mention is ever made about denying the…

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2016 August Q&A: Rift Over Community BBQs

Q. In the summer, we usually have social gatherings among the residents of our condo. Our board of directors has approved over $1,000 for the cost of our monthly community barbecues. I assume, rightly or wrongly, that using the monthly ma…

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2016 July Q&A: Serve and Protect

Q. We are a small 24-unit condo complex in Bergen County. As it is in many walks of life these days, it seems that nobody wants to serve on the board of managers. We seemingly have the same people all the time and they keep serving over a…

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2016 July Q&A: Board Makes Its Own Rules

Q. We have a serious situation at our condominium. It seems that we have a condo board which apparently ignores, breaks, and applies bylaws inconsistently. They also make up bylaws, have not monitored our insurance policies for at least t…

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2016 July Q&A: Voting by Proxy

Q. Are there any specific rules in New Jersey state statute that determines how one votes by proxy during an election? What are the rules concerning how many proxies any one person can submit?  Also, does a person submitting proxies have …

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2016 June Q&A: Realtor Conflict?

Q. I live in a 130 unit co-op in Bergen County, and have a question regarding what may be a conflict of interest involving the separation of co-op administration and outside business concerns. Recently, several shareholders (including mys…

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