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Better Security Reduces Liability

Property owners and managers have increasingly become targets of liability claims from tenants who are holding owners and managers liable for injuries received in or around the property due to the lack of or inadequate security. By just implementing a few of the following security practices in a security plan, it may have an effect […]

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Consider Condo Conversion to Make the Most of Your Property

As new member of the  POA, we read with interest the February 2008 issue which featured an article relative to condominium conversions and wanted to present the other side of the issue.  This article is written from the perspective of a property owner of a multiple dwelling unit or a cooperative complex considering conversion. In […]

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Fuel Storage Tanks: Are You Protected?

In recent months, both you and I have heard the experts on every side report on the increasing instability of our economy. With fluctuating energy costs and a tough housing market, many of us would like nothing better than to bury our collective head in the sand and wait until the trials and tribulations finally […]

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Insurance & Risk Management for Property Owners-“Manage the Moving Parts”

By: Albert L. Sica, Managing Principal, ALS-UIC Insurance and Risk Management Consulting When an insurance issue comes up, most people will call their broker with simple instructions, “Handle it”. While this is not uncommon, it is becoming increasingly dangerous to “abdicate” rather than delegate.  Insurance and Risk Management programs need to be understood by operators […]

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Whatever Happened To The Good Ole Cockroach

By Scott Linde of PestPlus Over the last few years the big commotion has been about the uprising of bed bugs.  And while bed bugs are a major concern, the good ole cockroach seems to be thriving and doing quite well. The most common cockroach we come across in multi-family housing is the German cockroach. […]

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Soaring Natural Gas Prices

By Brian Carisone of Carisone Plumbing & Heating  With today’s natural gas prices soaring at a tremendous rate, there is now a better way to heat apartments and eliminate the landlord from the equation. Direct Metering is the answer. Using a very small compact high efficient “Combi Boiler” which will make enough hydronic heat and […]

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New Jersey Construction & Mechanic’s Lien Law

By Gary Strong Esq. of Tesser & Cohen New Jersey has historically provided, by Statute, protection for certain construction contractors, sub-contractors, vendors and design professionals through the right to file a lien against privately owned property. Until April of 1994, these protections were provided through the New Jersey Mechanic's Lien Law, which is described later […]

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“Is Real Estate Still a Good Investment”

Some people think with the unstable, or declining, real estate market in many areas of the United States that real estate investing should be put on hold for the time being.  However, we have many clients who think otherwise. Our clients invest in real estate, and other non-traditional assets (mortgages, loans, private placements and hedge […]

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Knowing Where the Lead Paint Isn’t:DCA’s Lead Safe Maintenance Regulation

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) Lead Safe Maintenance in multifamily dwellings may be more painful than chelation injections1  for property owners and managers in New Jersey.  The regulation applies to three or more unit dwellings.  If you don’t fall into this category, consider yourself lucky.  Property owners and managers are now required […]

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