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Is Your Neighbor Really A Nuisance?

We often see complaints from community associations regarding smoking, cooking smells or noise emanating from one unit to another. This leads to the question: what, if anything, can the association do? While many communities have restrictions in the governing documents prohibiting acts which may be...

Q&A: Barking Dog – Please Help!

Q: Our community has a resident who leaves their unattended, large service dog on the balcony. The dog barks once or twice every time it sees anyone walk by. This goes on all day and evening. The tenant is a renter and efforts to have...

Q&A: Board Member Confidentiality Agreements

Q: Can board members adopt a policy requiring all members of the Board to execute a confidentiality agreement? A: While there is no New Jersey case law directly on point, the likely answer is that with respect to material that is confidential, the governing board of...

Q&A: Access to Financial Documents

Q: How often do HOAs need to provide financial reports that include a balance sheet, receipts for work contacted and bank statements to the contributing members? A: It is not readily apparent from the question whether the reader is asking on behalf of a condominium association, or a...