The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) 15 U.S.C.A. § 1692, et seq. applies to attorneys engaged in the collection of debt for community associations. The language contained in demand letters is a frequent source of FDCPA litigation. Liability is often imposed based on certain words contained in or omitted from the letter. Read the article……………….
The Ramapough Lenape Nation filed a federal lawsuit Monday that alleges the town has illegally fined them $480,000 and is taking away the tribe’s constitutional rights. The land, which the tribe calls the Sweet Water Prayer Site, is at the mouth of the Ramapo and Mahwah rivers. It is “a sacred site of immense importance to the Ramapoughs,” who have held “prayer and community cultural assembly” there for centuries. Religious ceremonies, pipe ceremonies, and sweat-lodge sessions are held on the land, the complaint states. The tribe’s sacred prayer circle and a stone altar are on the site. Other structures were erected in protest of the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline in New Jersey and the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. Read the article……………..
A pool is undeniably one of the most attractive amenities that comes with living in an Association. Pools provide a sense of luxury and leisure as well as a unique opportunity for exercise and activity. Of course, maintaining a pool comes with many rules and regulations and it is imperative to ensure success and safety at all times. Read the article………………..
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 them keep the dog inside have failed. Please help! Read the Q&A……………..
A fast-moving fire at a southern New Jersey condominium complex has displaced more than 50 residents. But the cause of the fire at Willingboro Square remains under investigation. The blaze started around 4:15 p.m. Monday in a corner unit of the complex in Willingboro. Dozens of firefighters soon responded and were able to bring the blaze under control in about 90 minutes. Read the article……………..
About a dozen condos were damaged when a three-alarm fire broke out in a Meadowlands Parkway complex Monday night, officials said. The fire was contained to one unit at the Harmon Cove Towers, but several others suffered heavy smoke and water damage, officials from the Secaucus police and fire departments said. Read the article………………..
Signs were seen and signatures sought as part of an effort by residents of the 60 Acre Reserve Condominium Association to modify a measure coming up for a vote concerning electronic voting. Resident Robert Skinner, who heads the 60 Acre Reserve Activists Facebook page, spearheaded a rally on April 21 to bring awareness of the issue that involves the idea of the development’s residents voting on association issues via e-mail. Read the article…………….
A fire at a condominium complex in Readington Township damaged at least one unit on Wednesday morning. The fire at a building on Aster Court was reported just before 8 a.m. It broke out on an end unit, according to those at the scene. The entire building was evacuated. Read the article…………….
Starting in 2008, members of the Osborn Island Residents Association, tired of the low water and mud in their lagoons, put their heads and resources together and began the process of obtaining permits to be able to dredge the lagoons. Collectively, they raised $100,000 toward the project from the homeowners, hired engineers who hired scientific testing firms to find out if the mud was contaminated (it is not), and obtained the permits from the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection. Read the article……………….
More than 50 people were displaced following a large fire in an condominium complex in Willingboro on Monday afternoon. The fire broke out around 4:15 p.m. in a corner unit of the complex of the 7100 building on Millennium Drive in Willingboro, the township fire department said. It grew to three alarms and took firefighters from several departments in Burlington County about 90 minutes to bring under control, fire officials said. Read the article…………….