Author Archive | Andrew S. Kohut

When To Use A Land Use Contingency

Many first time homebuyers that I represent commonly comment about how stressful the process of purchasing a home is. And with the status of the lending industry, one could hardly blame them for feeling that way. However, this writer shutters to think of how this homebuyer would react to the process of purchasing anything more […]

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N.J. Affordable Housing

It appears that the state of flux concerning New Jersey’s affordable housing obligation will continue. On October 8, 2010, the Appellate Division invalidated crucial components of the revised third-round rules implemented by the Council of Affordable Housing in 2008. These revised rules were in response to the Appellate Court’s 2007 decision which invalidated COAH’s original […]

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When Does Condemnation Go Too Far?

The first thing people think of when they hear words “condemnation” or “eminent domain” is the government’s ability to take property with dilapidated buildings or vacant wastelands and rejuvenate the land for a public purpose. However, in 1992, New Jersey passed the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law (LRHL), N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1, causing a renaissance in the […]

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New Jersey Requires That You Promptly Pay The Contractor

On September 1, 2006, Governor Joe Corzine signed legislation formalizing prompt payment of construction contracts to prime contractors by landowners in both the private and public sectors. The government believes prompt payment to prime contractors will result in subcontractors and all other laborers being compensated more quickly for work each performed. Prime contractors have been […]

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