Aesthetic Rules in Co-ops, Condos & HOAs
A Matter of Taste?
For many people, one of the most attractive aspects of co-op or condo living is the fact that everything, from the windo…
Who Holds the Purse Strings?
Co-op, condo and HOA living represents a unique social arrangement; it’s a paid-for membership club and a home at the sa…
Appropriate Use of Common Funds
Handling Other People’s Money
Here’s a scenario: It’s mid-December. The board has assembled for their last meeting of the year. The managing agent …
Who You Gonna Call?
Response to Calls is an Essential Part of the Manager’s Job
Olivia Pope, the main character on ABC’s Scandal, is a professional fixer. If you have a problem—any problem—she can fi…
Keeping Track of Paperwork
Properly Managing Association Records
While keeping the records of the association is not the most fascinating part of serving on a board of trustees, it is …
Putting Your Building’s Best Face Forward
Like people, buildings age. Even under the best of atmospheric conditions, dust, dirt and grime accumulate, changing a b…
Getting Financing and Board Approvals
Even if your condominium or homeowner’s association (HOA) is a fortified castle atop a hill and surrounded by a moat, on…
Plumbing the Depths
Pipes, Drains, and Your Building’s Water Supply
Though mostly unseen, a building’s plumbing and piping network is one of its most important systems—as anyone who has e…
Some Important Cases to Know
A New Look
Lobbying for a New Lobby—Redecorating Your Common Areas