We can provide this update regarding our ongoing coverage of Ocean Club condominiums in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
If you missed our previous full coverage, here are the links to those reports:
Read more: Atlantic City Ocean Club residents said they couldn’t use the balconies
Read more: The Atlantic City Ocean Club balcony doors will be screwed down
Read more: The Ocean Club of Atlantic City will not be closing the balcony doors
From the start, the management of the Ocean Club demonstrated a sense of urgency and provided excellent communication to its owners and residents, such as this:
After much feedback from their residents, the Ocean Club condominiums have not closed the balcony doors.
REMARK: We learned that about 4 balconies in the Ocean Club were in a dangerous condition. On these units, the balcony doors have been screwed down and can open about 3 inches to allow air exchange.
The letter was informative and set out a schedule to properly inspect all Ocean Club balconies.
Despite the relief given to the extent that the balcony doors are not screwed down, Ocean Club management advises residents that they should not use their balconies until the proper inspection is complete and that the end of stay sign is not given.
Here is a first look at the inspection/work being carried out at the moment.
The inspection of each balcony is currently in progress. They expect the process to be completed in the near future.
The management of the Ocean Club concludes:
However, until your balcony has been declared safe by an engineer, opening or entering balconies is strictly prohibited. Each landlord is responsible for ensuring that all tenants and quests are made aware of this prohibition and the potential danger involved. This prohibition does not apply to ocean front balconies that were coated in 2017 as part of the maintenance project at that time. No structural deficiencies of the balcony itself have been identified.
Throughout our coverage of these various issues, we have found the Ocean Club management team to be open and transparent with its owners and residents. They communicated often and followed up effectively when and where needed.