Newark, NJ asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: My lease says i have to follow HOA rules but we were never given the rules. Should we have agreed to them at lease sign?

1 Lawyer Answer

A: No you should not have agreed to follow HOA rules without first receiving and reviewing them. When asked, I always caution clients to obtain and read extrinsic documents like HOA rules, T&Cs, addenda, etc. before signing any agreement incorporating those items because, once you sign it, you're legally bound to follow them. Without reading them first, you don't know whether they contain something you disagree with or would prefer not to have to follow.

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