Category: Law & Legislation

Law & Legislation Admittance Denied
2009 June Admittance Denied

For many prospective co-op shareholders, finding the living space of their dreams is only half the goal. The other half involves making the cut before the co-op’s admittance committee, meeting all of the seemingly mysterious criteria th…

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Law & Legislation Legal Briefs
2009 May Legal Briefs

 There seem to be at least two contrasting views of expensive community  association recreational amenities – one that’s favorable, and another that’s cautiously skeptical. The first view is generally held by a minority of a  condominium’s…

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Law & Legislation Legal Issues
2008 June Legal Issues

A cracked sidewalk, a leaking pipe, or broken light bulbs are all conditions frequently encountered in the condominium common areas. They are also conditions which, if not quickly and appropriately fixed, can easily result in injuri…

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Law & Legislation Providence Rising Again
2008 June Providence Rising Again

Providence is developing a reputation. After decades of depression and a certain ignominy, the city is once again finding its feet. In spite of a struggling national economy, overall this up-and-comer is capitalizing on housing, business…

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Law & Legislation Legal Issues
2008 June Legal Issues

As the population ages, homeowner association boards and property managers are more frequently dealing with requests from condominium and cooperative owners and residents to accommodate a handicap or disability by adding to or changing t…

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Law & Legislation Community Perspectives
2008 June Community Perspectives

All condominium lawyers have “war stories” that they relish telling. In fact, when attorneys gather, you can hear a veritable festival of such war stories. While most community associations operate in an environment that is rather uneven…

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Law & Legislation Community Law in the News
2008 June Community Law in the News

Clothesline legislation is not the only community association issue in the news these days. A look around New England and the US finds action on a variety of community association legal concerns. Colorado Clothesline Law The Co…

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Law & Legislation Conservation on the Line
2008 June Conservation on the Line

From Connecticut to California, homeowners—including condominium-dwellers—are looking for ways to cut energy expenses. And, increasingly, their attention has focused on an appliance recognized as an energy hog: the clothes dryer. Th…

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Law & Legislation Cable Ruling Opens up Competition
2008 June Cable Ruling Opens up Competition

In a far-reaching ruling that affects condominiums across the country, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently banned exclusive contracts between cable TV providers and multi-family dwellings. The ban, which went into effect…

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