This program will cover hot topics relating to community association law and legislation. The panelists will discuss COVID-19 issues in light of the continuing pandemic, new and pending legislation regarding remote meetings and discriminatory covenants. The panelists will also provide updates on the new FDCPA debt collection regulations and the proposed legislation regarding structural inspections and reserves in response to the Surfside tragedy. Click here to register, or scan the QR code above.
Hot Topics In Community Association Law & Legislation is approved by Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification. This course has been approved for 1 hour(s) of continuing education.
Governor Murphy just signed into law an important bill that directly impacts the rights of community associations in the developer transition process in New Jersey. We are pleased to report on this new law as it will benefit our common interest community clients going forward, especially those in the developer transition process, and in that regard we commend the CAI Legislative Action Committee-NJ for their efforts to initiate, support and advance this bill into law.
As of November 30, 2021, your community associations demand letters may look slightly different. As of that date, new regulations went into effect regarding the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the “FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq.
Since 1977, the FDCPA has regulated “debt collectors” who regularly attempt to collect debts owed by consumers to third parties. While association fees/assessments are considered “debts” under the FDCPA, associations and management are not considered debt collectors (at least in New Jersey). However, attorneys engaged to collect these debts are considered debt collectors and, as such, must comply with the FDCPA.