Category: Association Operations

Management
2007 April The One Hour Board Meeting

One of the most important elements in the operation of a community association is the meeting process. The success of an association is often reflected in the quality and tenor of its meetings. Surprisingly, the meeting process is often …

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Management
2007 April When is a Good Time?

Maybe it starts with complaints about guest parking, or too much noise from next door, or neighbors smoking. Whatever the reason, the condominium rules and regulations— also known as the CR&Rs—in your community probably need updating. C…

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Management
2007 April A Delicate Subject

In a condominium, trustees, owners, managers, and developers are confronted each and every day with myriad infrastructure issues, each of which significantly affects the financial considerations of the development. Although not often a t…

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Management
2007 April Thinking About Buying a Vacation Condo?

With warmer days arriving at last, thoughts turn to lazy summer days in a beachside house. But what's the best way to secure your spot on the beach if you don't want the hassles of full-time ownership? Condo-hotels and time-shares are tw…

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Management
2007 April Tongue in Cheek

As a rule, New England Condominium sticks to the straight and narrow as we contemplate the many players and problems in condominiums. But condo- miniums are, after all, populated with people, and people are human, fallible, and occas…

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Management
2007 April Negotiating the Contract

The management contract defines the relationship between the condominium and management company, but the document's provisions frequently receive only cursory review or discussion by the condominium board. If troubles crop up down th…

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Management
2007 April 100 Years Young

The New England landscape has changed considerably since the first condominiums opened here some four decades ago. And the attributes of the condominiums themselves have morphed over the years; there are now high-rises and mid-rises…

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Management
Associations Can "Reasonably" Restrict Rights

Are homeowner association's governmental or quasi-governmental entities? Until last year, most attorneys who practice community association law would have said the answer was clearly, and appropriately, no. But a New Jersey appeals court…

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Management
High Tech Tools for Building Management

In today's world, it's assumed that business can maintain contact internally or with their customers 24/7—whether via cell phones, the Internet or e-mail. This holds doubly true for the residential management industry. Technology ha…

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Management
Switching Management Companies

Most of the time, a condo association or co-op building and its management company enjoy a mutually beneficial partnership—the management company and the individual agents try their best to serve their clients, and their client communiti…

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