Has the owner of a neighboring unit in your condominium building refused to address your complaint about his dog's incessant, late- night barking or strong cooking odors or cigarette smoke emanating from his unit? Has your condominium association notified you that it is imposing a fine due to your own alleged violation of its rules and regulations?New Jersey law requires condominium associations to offer alternative-dispute resolution, commonly called ADR, in these and similar situations. Specifically, the New Jersey Condominium Act requires a condominium association to "provide a fair and efficient procedure for the resolution of housing-related disputes between individual unit owners and the association, and between unit owners, which shall be readily available as an alternative to litigation."
Don't Sue. Let Mediator or Arbitrator Resolve a Dispute
The principal purpose of ADR is to offer owners a method of resolving disputes between themselves, and with their association, that is more informal, expedient and efficient than lengthy and potentially expensive litigat...