2018 October
Focus on... Board Operations

Board Operations Your Board’s Legal Obligations
2018 October Your Board’s Legal Obligations

The board of a condominium, cooperative or homeowner’s association has a fiduciary duty to make decisions in the best interest of the community as a whole. But individual board members may have different ideas as to what those decisions mig…

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Board Operations Participation by Proxy
2018 October Participation by Proxy

If you live in a condominium, cooperative or HOA, you’re effectively acting as part of a participatory democracy run by an elected group of volunteers. And as with any democracy, those affected by the board’s decisions are encouraged to get…

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Board Operations Working With Your Support Professionals
2018 October Working With Your Support Professionals

Attorneys and community association managers can be a godsend for the board of a co-op, condominium or HOA. Most boards consist of volunteers who usually have quite busy external lives themselves, so having an experienced professional on th…

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Board Operations Board Culture
2018 October Board Culture

A condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association is only as efficient as the elected board that oversees its day-to-day operations. Considering how difficult it can be to find time for family, leisure, and sleep amid work and assorted …

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Q&A Q&A: Getting the Cold Shoulder From the Board
2018 October Q&A: Getting the Cold Shoulder From the Board

Q. We have a board member who has been locked out of meetings. According to that board member, the board has formed an Executive Committee that has, for all intents and purposes, shut them out. The board member no longer able to view boar…

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Q&A Q&A: Landscaping Fight
2018 October Q&A: Landscaping Fight

Q. I am a condo unit owner with a patch of HOA-owned grass near my unit that was overlooked for many years. Over the past six years, I have slowly landscaped the area in accordance with the landscaping of the complex. No one from the boar…

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