Author: Mary W. Barrett

Validity of Debts May Be Disputed by Oral Communication: Third Circuit Rejects Requirement of a Writing to Dispute Consumer Debt Under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act

By Melissa Volet & Mary W. Barrett on April 2nd, 2020

Posted in Community Associations

On March 30, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit issued an important decision in the case of Riccio v. Sentry Credit, Inc., approving oral communication as a method to dispute the validity of a debt. This decision overruled Graziano v. Harrison 950 F.2d 107 (3d Cir. 1991), a… Continue reading

Should Your Community Association Operate its Pool Without Lifeguards? Guidance for Specially Exempt Facilities

By Mary W. Barrett on May 3rd, 2018

Posted in Community Associations

Interest in the specially exempt status of community association pools has increased. This interest has been fueled by community association board members hoping to offset substantial costs incurred for COVID ambassadors and cleaning staff.  As specially exempt public recreational bathing facilities, community associations may legally choose to operate their pools… Continue reading

Recent Changes to New Jersey’s Public Recreational Bathing Facility Code Will Impact All Community Associations

By Mary W. Barrett on February 15th, 2018

Posted in Community Associations

The New Jersey Public Recreational Bathing Facility Code, N.J.A.C. 8:26-1.1, et seq., (“Bathing Code”), has changed as of January 16, 2018 and all pools in community associations with three or more dwelling units will be impacted. Some of these changes are minor and most community associations will have no difficulty… Continue reading

A Board of Trustees May Now Amend the By-Laws Without a Vote of the Unit Owners

By Mary W. Barrett on August 21st, 2017

Posted in Community Associations

On July 13, 2017, a new law was enacted in New Jersey amending the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act (PREDFDA). PREDFDA governs homeowners associations, condominium associations, and co-ops. The new PREDFDA provisions apply to trustee elections and certain by-laws amendment procedures. They also permit an association’s board of… Continue reading

New Trustee Election Procedures Mandated by PREDFDA

By Mary W. Barrett on August 21st, 2017

Posted in Community Associations

On July 13, 2017, a new law was enacted in New Jersey amending the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act (PREDFDA). While primarily governing the development of community associations (homeowners associations, condominium associations, and co-ops) PREDFDA also has many requirements relating to their operation and governance. The new amendments… Continue reading

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