Hurvitz & Waldman, LLC Attorneys At Law

1008 South New Road
Pleasantville, NJ 08232

F 609-383-8333

Committed legal advocates. Mindful solutions. Result-driven litigators.

Community Association Law

Owning a home in a condominium, homeowners’ association, or cooperative (community association) is quite different from owning a single-family residence. Homeowners in a community association give up some of their personal freedoms and agree to abide by the community association’s bylaws, rules, and regulations. They also give up their right to manage and operate the property in which their homes are located, giving this right to a governing board which is elected by the homeowners.

Advising these boards (which consist of owners who volunteer their time to manage the common elements) on the intricacies of unit owners’ rights and responsibilities is of vital importance to the community association law attorneys of Hurvitz & Waldman LLC. They are knowledgeable in this unique area of the law and stand ready to advise boards and their managing agents as issues arise.

Assist boards of condominiums, homeowners’ associations and cooperatives and their managing agents on a wide variety of legal matters, including:

  • Interpretation and analysis of the declaration, bylaws, rules, and regulations of the community
  • Amendment of declarations, bylaws, rules, and regulations
  • Enforcement of declaration, bylaws, rules, and regulations, including the litigation of actions for declaratory judgments and injunctive relief
  • Commencement and prosecution of actions to recover money judgments for outstanding common charges and assessments
  • Filings and foreclosures of liens for outstanding common charges and assessments
  • Preparation of notices, proxies, and ballots for annual and special meetings
  • Defense of discrimination and personal injury actions
  • Defense of Fair Housing Act claims
  • Preparation of easements and licenses
  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts with vendors
  • Analysis and litigation of insurance coverage issues
  • Financing of capital repair and replacement projects
  • Actions against sponsors/developers for breach of warranty or faulty construction
  • Function as cooperative transfer agent
  • Dispute resolution