2012 August
Focus on... Insurance/Board Training

Insurance
2012 August Insurance Fraud!

Last year in New Jersey, a former property manager in Freehold Township was accused of embezzling $75,000 from homeowner dues. In a separate case, a woman, her husband and mother were charged with theft from an Aberdeen condo associatio…

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Insurance
2012 August Mind the Gap

 Insurance is designed to be there for us when we need it most. Without knowing  the full extent of our coverage, though, we may find ourselves with less  protection than we thought. For condominium owners, it is imperative to  understand …

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Insurance
2012 August Rookies No More

 Remember your first day at a new school? Most likely, you didn’t know a soul, had no idea what the students were learning and you probably felt  nervous, intimidated or maybe even afraid. In most cases, this is what it’s like to be a new …

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Board Operations
2012 August Staying Away from Impropriety

 One of the trickier problems to deal with when you live in a co-op or condo is  dealing with board members who sometimes let the power go to their heads. Even  though they are entrusted with a great deal of responsibility in the smooth  r…

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Maintenance
2012 August The Sound and the Fury

 Noise is a key quality-of-life problem for almost anyone living in a  densely-packed urban environment. It's the bane of many a condo-dweller’s existence, and over the years engineers, architects, and designers have tried  any number of w…

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Maintenance
2012 August Brew Your Own Juice

 Blizzards. Ice Storms. Hurricanes. Floods. New Jersey residents are used to being buffeted by Mother Nature. But  increasingly, it seems, the impact of such storms has lingered long after the  weather front blows through, with hundreds or…

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Neighborhoods
2012 August Manasquan, New Jersey

 The Jersey Shore has received a lot of press in recent years, thanks in part to  the popularity of MTV's reality show Jersey Shore. Many New Jerseyans find the  TV show a mixed blessing, while the antics of Snooki, J. Woww, the Situation,…

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Organizations
2012 August Concentrating on Community Association Law

 For nearly 20 years, the Community Associations Institute (CAI) has recognized  excellence in the practice of community association law through the Falls  Church, Virginia-based College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). Of the  ten…

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Law & Legislation
2012 August The Mazdabrook Decision

 “In New Jersey, an individual’s affirmative right to speak freely is protected not only from abridgement by  government, but also from unreasonably restrictive and oppressive conduct by  private entities in certain situations.” New Jersey…

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Q&A
2012 August Q&A: Responsible for Construction Defects?

Q I would like to educate myself about the process whereby a condo association identifies new construction defects in a timely manner and obtains repairs from the builder. I also would like to understand the basics of how a 10-year war…

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Q&A
2012 August Q&A: Rules for Extra Tenant?

Q I have lived in a unit for the past three years. I am planning on having my boyfriend move in with me in a few months. Are there any community or state rules or regulations that will prevent this from happening? I own the unit but wo…

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