Wood Ridge, NJ asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey

Q: I own a duplex under under a one family deed withmy bro he has moved and wants to sell as a condo can I put up a fence?

He has told me he can sell his half as a condo, but I was a mortgage processor and has basic knowledge. I do not want my yard as commom space. I have 2 large dogs and would like a fence for safety purposes as well as privacy, can I legally do this?

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Paul J. Riviere
Paul J. Riviere
  • Jackson, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: First it needs to be converted to a condo. A survey is done to define the private and common areas, set designated parking spaces and storage areas for each owner. A master deed and by-laws must be drawn up and recorded. These are legal documents prepared by an experienced real estate lawyer. The documents will define the individual areas of property ownership, and the "common areas" of ownership.

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