Hill Wallack’s Community Associations Practice Group Is CAMICB Approved to Provide Continuing Education Courses

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

Hill Wallack‘s Community Associations Practice Group is proud to announce that it has been approved by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) to provide continuing education courses and offer manager continuing education (CE) credits

CAMICB administers the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) and is the professional accreditation body for more than 16,000 community association managers worldwide.

Hill Wallack has been approved to provide one (1) CE credit for each of the following courses:

  1.  What You Should Know About the Radburn Legislation
  2.  What You Should Know About Community Association Collections
  3.  Community Associations & Joint Employer Liability
  4.  Community Associations – Civility in the Workplace

If you are interested in participating in or hosting a CAMICB approved course, please contact Jonathan Katz at jkatz@hillwallack.com.

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In Case You Missed It – Watch the Hill Wallack/American Pool Webinar regarding Amendments to the New Jersey Public Recreational Bathing Code

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Legislation, Speaking Engagements, Uncategorized, Webinar

In order to help community associations understand and plan for implementation of the recent amendments to the New Jersey Public Recreational Bathing Code, Hill Wallack LLP hosted an informational webinar on this topic with representatives from American Pool on February 20, 2018.

To view the webinar, please click here.

As discussed during the webinar, you can review the updated New Jersey State Sanitary Code – Public Recreational Bathing, N.J.A.C. 8:26, by clicking here.

Thanks to our friends at American Pool for participating in this webinar. You can reach American Pool at www.americanpool.com.

If you have any questions regarding these new rules and regulations updating the New Jersey Public Recreational Bathing Code, please contact one of our Community Association Attorneys. For breaking news or updates on new blog posts, follow us on Twitter at: @njcondolaw.

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CAI-NJ CALL TO ACTION: Zombie Foreclosure Legislation is Scheduled for a Vote on Thursday, January 4, 2018!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Foreclosure, Legislation, Uncategorized

 

 

CAI-NJ’s Legislative Action Committee has issued a call to action for all New Jersey community associations.

 

Assembly Bill No. 3823 is scheduled for a vote before the New Jersey General Assembly on Thursday, January 4, 2018. This proposed legislation seeks to amend the law, which currently allows for an expedited mortgage foreclosure process (although not mandatory) for vacant and abandoned (“zombie”) properties. Specifically, this legislation proposes to allow community associations to either: (1) compel payment of association fees by the mortgage lender when the lender fails to proceed with the foreclosure process on a vacant and abandoned property in an expedited fashion; or (2) compel the appointment of a fiscal agent (receiver) over the abandoned property.

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FHA Proposes New Regulations for Condominium Project Approval

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in FHA, Legislation, Uncategorized

By Jonathan H. Katz, Esq.

On September 27, 2016, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) proposed new regulations governing the condominium project approval process. These proposed regulations seek to address issues created by certain onerous requirements of Mortgage Letter 2011-22 as well as to respond to the changing conditions in the condominium market.

The notable proposed regulations include:

  • Minimum Owner-Occupancy Requirements – FHA currently requires a minimum of fifty (50) percent of the units occupied by owners. FHA is specifically inviting comment on this issue and is proposing to establish an allowable range of owner-occupancy between twenty-five (25) and seventy-five (75) percent. The range would allow FHA to choose a specific percentage that is responsive to future market changes.
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Katz Quoted in NJ Cooperator Article on “Vetting Your Professionals”

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Contracts, New Jersey Cooperator, Uncategorized

In the November 2015 edition of The New Jersey Cooperator, Jonathan H. Katz, Esq., a partner in Hill Wallack LLP’s Community Associations Group, was quoted in the article “Vetting Your Professionals; Hiring the Best People for the Job.”

The article discusses finding the right contractor for your community association and includes some helpful tips on reviewing the contractor’s proposal and ensuring that the contractor is properly insured and licensed.

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CLIENT ALERT: N.J. Supreme Court Issues Important Decision Expanding Community Association Residents’ Free Speech Rights

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in First Amendment Rights, Legal Decisions, Uncategorized

On December 3, 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided Dublirer v. 2000 Linwood Avenue Owners, Inc., which created a new test for determining whether the New Jersey State Constitution protects free speech on private property in community associations. In Dublirer, the Court determined that the determination must “focus on ‘the purpose of the expressional activity undertaken’ in relation to the property’s use” and to consider the “general balancing of expressional rights and private property interests” to determine “‘the fairness of the restrictions imposed’ with regard to residents’ free speech rights.”

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