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Guidance from the Department of Community Affairs

In the face of government closures, the Department of Community Affairs has issued guidance to construction officials across the state to continue to accept and process construction permit applications. You can review the guidance here: https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/alerts/pdfs/COVID_memo.pdf If you require assistance in processing your pe...
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Time to Appeal Land Use Decisions Extended by Supreme Court

On March 27, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued an Omnibus Order addressing ongoing COVID-19 measures relating to court functions for all divisions of the court, as well as deadlines for discovery and court filings and statutes of limitations deadlines.  With respect to developers, the important takeaway is that the 45-day statute of li...
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Legal Alert - March 27, 2020: Information and Guidance on Economic Injury Disaster Loans as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Small Business Administration (the "SBA") is providing assistance to small businesses affected as a result of COVID-19.Pursuant to the SBA Disaster Declaration # 16349; NEW JERSEY Disaster Number NJ-00057 Declaration of Economic Injury, issued on March 18, 2020, the Economic Injury Disaster Loans ("EIDL") program was made available to smal...
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HAVE YOUR BASIC LEGAL DOCUMENTS IN PLACE

THIS IS THE TIME TO HAVE YOUR BASIC LEGAL DOCUMENTS IN PLACE In these unprecedented and trying times resulting from the Coronavirus outbreak, fear and worry have understandably consumed much of the population.Now is a good time to think about the need to have certain basic legal documents in place, such as a Last Will & Testament, Living Will a...
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Impossibility To Perform Under A Contract (“Force Majeure”)

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In these unprecedented and challenging times brought about by the Coronavirus and the governmental response thereto, there is a specific contract term that exists in many contracts which most people consider to be just "boiler plate". It is known as the " Force Majeure " clause, and it seldom comes into play.It generally identifies occurrences that...
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North Wildwood now permits duplexes as a conditional use

From the North Wildwood Planning Board Secretary: New North Wildwood Land Development Zoning Ordinance adopted on December 26, 2018 now permits duplexes on a minimum/existing 5,000 sq. ft. lots AS A CONDITIONAL USE (i.e. meaning site plan approval is required by the Planning Board). Site plan application must meet conditions as specified in Chap. 2...
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Stone Harbor to amend pool setback standards

On July 3, 2018, the Borough of Stone Harbor introduced an ordinance to relax the building requirements for swimming pools within the rear yard setback area to the bulkhead line on bayfront lots. Currently there is no standard for pools and the general 10 foot setback applies. That is being reduced to 5 feet, limited in height to 8.7 feet NAVD 88 p...
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NEW POOL REGULATIONS FOR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

The New Jersey Public Recreational Bathing Facility Code, N.J.A.C. 8:26-1.1 et seq. ("the Code") was recently amended in ways that will impact community associations ( e.g. , condominium and homeowners' associations) having at least three dwelling units. These changes to the Code range from minor housekeeping matters to more significant operational...
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Construction Permit No Longer Required for Roofing & Siding Jobs on One & Two Family Dwellings

The NJ Department of Community Affairs has reclassified roofing or siding jobs on one and two-family dwellings as minor work and ordinary maintenance, and now includes them on its list of home improvement jobs that no longer are subject to inspection. As such, it is no longer necessary to secure a construction permit to perform the work. The new ru...
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Tax law changes affecting tax credits to invest in affordable housing

This article in the Inquirer explains how the new tax law will negatively impact investment in affordable housing projects throughout the country. Tax credits allowed those in high tax brackets to reduce their tax obligations if they invested in low income housing developments. But with corporate tax rates being reduced, the incentive for affordabl...
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Filing a property tax appeal is more important than ever under new federal tax law

FILING A PROPERTY TAX APPEAL IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER UNDER THE NEW FEDERAL TAX LAWS. We now have new federal tax laws for 2018. Perhaps the most significant impact on New Jersey will be the $10,000.00 cap on the deduction for state income and property taxes. Until now, New Jersey residents were able to deduct 100% of their state income and prop...
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New Developer-Friendly Site Plan Bond Requirements Enacted

On January 15, during his last day in office, Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Assembly Bill 1425/Senate Bill 3233, which implements major reforms to the requirements for the posting of performance and maintenance guarantees under the Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL), N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq. The new law is effective immediately. Municipalities ar...
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