Category: On The Board

Board Operations Transfer of Board Power Without a 'Condo Coup'
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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Owner Relations Secondhand Smoke Complaints
Secondhand Smoke Complaints

Q. I live in a condo and my neighbor downstairs from me is constantly smoking. I brought it to the attention of management and nothing has been done. What are my options as an owner: do I bring legal action against the management, or do I t…

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On The Board Common Legal Mistakes
Common Legal Mistakes

Most condo association and HOA boards are made up of volunteers who may or may not (usually not) be legal professionals. This can lead to even the most well-meaning boards making costly legal blunders. In this short clip, two legal pros dis…

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Law & Legislation Common Legal Mistakes Boards Make
Common Legal Mistakes Boards Make

Boards are usually composed of volunteers who work regular jobs when they're not helping to govern their building or association. It's not often that those jobs are as attorneys or other legal professionals, so it's probably not surprising …

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Law & Legislation Helping Out in the Age of Coronavirus
Summer Helping Out in the Age of Coronavirus

Whether you’re living in a co-op apartment building in Manhattan, a condo on Chicago’s Gold Coast, or a townhouse community or HOA in Las Vegas, Reno, or Florida, issues of legality and liability are always a concern for owners, board membe…

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Owner Relations Handling Harassment
Handling Harassment

Whether you live in a super-luxe Park Avenue co-op in New York City, a waterfront condo on Lakeshore Drive, a sprawling HOA in Nevada, or a multifamily community in Miami, one thing is certain: you have neighbors. Hopefully they’re the peop…

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Owner Relations Communicate...and then OVERcommunicate
Communicate...and then OVERcommunicate

A few years ago, I was on the phone with a homeowner. He was irate with how his community’s money was being spent. He was unhappy with the budget increase. It was a call I took regularly from any one of my homeowners (and more often than no…

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