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Category: On The Board

On The Board
2021 September New Kids on the Board

Across the country, one of the biggest challenges to governing co-ops, condominiums, and homeowners associations is finding new members who are willing to volunteer their time and energy to serve on their community’s board of directors. In …

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Law & Legislation
2021 September Receiverships and Conservatorships 101

When a property or individual finds itself or himself in a situation that threatens the continued economic viability of the asset or estate our laws provide a supervised level of assistance from qualified third parties.  In the case of real…

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Board Operations
Term Limits for Board Members:

Term limits are often a hot issue at all levels of government. Does capping the tenure of an elected official clear the way for new ideas and re-energize governance, or does it cut off expertise and knowledge that can really only be acquire…

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Law & Legislation
Transparency & Condo Governance

Is a condominium - or any type of common interest community - actually a democracy?  Do shareholders have unfettered access to the documents and information boards use to make decisions?  Can they demand to see those documents?  The answer …

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Board Operations
Spring 2021 A Look at Board Powers

When one buys a private single-family home, it’s clear who the king or queen of the castle is: the homeowner. When it comes to condominiums and cooperative apartments, however, the relationship between owner and property is a little more co…

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Owner Relations
Neighbor Noise

Noise is an acknowledged part of urban life - particularly apartment living.  Some of it - traffic, garbage collection, people shouting on the street - is external, and is controlled (theoretically, anyway) by zoning laws and noise ordinanc…

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Law & Legislation
Bulk Sales in Chicago

In our recent article, 'Bulk Sales in Chicago’s Condo Market,' ( https://chicagocooperator.com/article/bulk-sales-in-chicagos-condo-market ), CooperatorNews Chicagoland examined the unique circumstances governing bulk sales in Illino…

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Board Operations
Transfer of Board Power Without a 'Condo Coup'

When purchasing a residence in a condominium, homeowners association or a co-op, you by default agree to reside in a community association. You live in relatively close proximity to your neighbors and equally share the right to utilize comm…

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