AHN NJ.Iss. 2, 2018 (OP)

www.AssociationHelpNow.com Issue 2, 2018 AssociationHelpNow Resources for Community Associations and the Businesses & Professionals who serve them. ™ NEW JERSEY Read by New Jersey HOA Board Members and Managers

Do Your Pool Rules Violate the Fair Housing Act? By Michelle Tomko

HOA QUALIFIED MANAGEMENT COMPANIES

“In the case of pool rules...via the Fair Housing Act, you cannot discriminate

Somerset Management Group

on the basis of gender or age.”

Debunking The Myths About Attic Fans By Steven J. Lang, R.A., LEED G.A.

ACCOUNTANTS: Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C.......................6 ATTORNEYS: Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC...................5 Becker & Poliakoff................................3 Griffin Alexander, PC............................8 BUILDERS/CONSTRUCTION: Add-Ventures Building Services......... 16 CONDOMINIUM PROJECT APPROVAL CONSULTANTS: Project Support Services...................... 6 ENGINEERS: DW Smith Associates, LLC................ 18 The Falcon Group................................4 FWH Associates, PA............................8 O&S Associates................................. 12 FINANCIAL ADVISORS/ INVESTMENT FIRMS: Morgan Stanley....................................9 to socialize, exercise and even just hang out. As warm weath- er approaches, associations will be posting pool hours and rules for residents to follow. This all seems like a typical and mundane annual ritual for boards and managers of communities with outdoor pools. What could go wrong? Sometimes, with the greatest A swimming pool is a great community ame- nity. It offers a place

GUTTERS & GUTTER CLEANING: Gutter Master..................................... 17 INSURANCE: USI Insurance Services.........................19 Community Association Underwriters.....7 Mackoul & Associates, Inc.....................14 NFP Property & Casualty.........................3 LAKE & POND MANAGEMENT: SOLitude Lake Management.............. 19 LENDERS: Mutual of Omaha Bank, Community Association Banking/CondoCerts...... 18 National Cooperative Bank.....................15 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: ABDM Property Management............... 6 Associa............................................... 15 Cervelli Management.......................... 10 Diversified Property Management, Inc...18 Executive Property Management........ 13 mem property management................. 2 intentions of fostering safety and maximum enjoyment for residents of various ages and stages of life, associations un- knowingly violate the United States Fair Housing Act (FHA). In a perfect world, associa- tions want to make all of their residents comfortable. To that end, it can be tempting when establishing a pool schedule to consider age- or gender- specific hours and/or consid- erations to reflect the demo-

Premier Management Associates....... 16 Prime Management, Inc., AAMC.......... 7 Somerset Management Group........... 19 RCP Management Company, AAMC, AMO...................................................... 7 RMG - Regency Management Group, AAMC........................................................9 Taylor Management Company............ 13 Towne & Country Management............ 5 Wilkin Management Group, Inc............. 6 PUBLIC ADJUSTER: M. Miller & Son.................................... 12 RECONSTRUCTION/ RESTORATION: Accurate Reconstruction........................17 Regal Restoration...................................10 ROOFING/SIDING/WINDOWS: Add-Ventures Building Services............16 In a recent case, Marie Curto, et al. v. A Country Place Condominium Association, Inc., et. al, . plaintiffs claimed that separate hours for men and women violated the FHA. The association contended that a majority of the units were occupied by those practic- CONTINUES ON PAGE 18. graphics and comfort levels of residents. However, recently, associations nationwide are finding themselves in court for doing just that. 

A s a Registered Architect (R.A.) and building en- velope specialist, it is my duty to educate my clients so that they can make informed decisions. Part of my job is pre- senting facts and information that in some cases may make me unpopular. One of the big- gest push backs that I often re- ceive from my clients has to do with my recommendation that they remove their attic fans and replace it with a properly- designed, passive ventilation system. Myth – Powered attic fans are the ideal solution to venti- lating an attic space. Fact – Properly installed passive ventilation systems provide year round attic ven- tilation that is particularly important in the Northeast to prevent ice damming and has proven to be more efficient and effective at providing proper attic ventilation than powered attic fans. At this point in time, you may be scratching your head and thinking “haven’t I been told that attic fans are good for

CONTINUES ON PAGE 17. manufacturers now prefer. Active Ventilation System In an “active” ventilation system, a motor driven attic fan is used to ventilate the attic space. These fans are typically installed high up in the attic and pull air from within the my attic”? This is probably be- cause over the past 15-25 years, conventional wisdom suggest- ed that attic fans provided su- perior ventilation. In theory, a powered fan should provide better air flow and ventilation than static openings that pro- vide passive air flow. Based on this line of thinking, motor driven attic fans became quite popular. However, over this time, we have learned a lot more about how these fans ac- tually perform and also gained information regarding the un- intended side effects that come along with them. The follow- ing is brief summary of the differences between an active attic fan ventilation system compared to a proper passive ventilation system that indus- try standards and roof shingle

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