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Benefits of the Municipal Services Act

Many communities are either not receiving the benefits of the Municipal Services Act or are being substantially shortchanged by the municipality in reimbursements due. New Jersey’s Municipal Services Act (the “Act”), N.J.S.A. 40:67-23.2 – 23.8, requires that every municipality provide “qualified private communities” with certain municipal...

Developer’s Misrepresentations Relating to the Nature and Quality of Views from High-Rise Riverfront Condominium Results in Award of Treble Damages

Were you promised “breathtaking,” “unparalleled waterfront views” or an “unbelievable panoramic range” of views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline from your condominium unit, only to have your view obstructed by a neighboring building constructed after your purchase?  Depending on the circumstances surrounding the...

Delinquent Owners Can Run, But They Cannot Hide

Feeling uncomfortable with  the length of time that it took for the  Office of Foreclosure to enter a Final Judgment of Lien Foreclosure for a Fort Lee condominium, I was excited when the week of the sheriff’s sale finally rolled around. After all, I made...

Condominium Associations: Fear Not The Dreaded Legal Fees

If your condominium association has delinquent owners, fear not the dreaded legal fees.  In a decision dated May 1, 2015, the Appellate Division confirmed what community association collection attorneys already know.  Condominium owners are statutorily and contractually obligated to pay monthly maintenance fees. Most governing...