Category: Law & Legislation

Law & Legislation Your Condo's Attorney
2010 June Your Condo's Attorney

While it’s generally understood how to employ the first two people – to call the accountant when bills are due and at tax time and the property manager pretty much all the time – rules for engaging the condo’s lawyer remain somewhat vagu…

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Law & Legislation New England  2010 Legislative Roundup
2010 June New England 2010 Legislative Roundup

With New England condominiums still grappling with the recent economic downturn, it’s no accident that most new state condo legislation deals with money matters. From a proposed superlien law in New Hampshire that would put condos first…

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Law & Legislation A Burning Issue
2010 June A Burning Issue

The late 1990s saw a surge of nationwide smoking restrictions put into effect. State by state, smoking ban legislation was proposed, put to a vote and passed into law. No public dwelling seemed untouched, including the workplace, shops,…

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Law & Legislation The New England Condo Expo
2010 June The New England Condo Expo

 They came to learn, to network, and to discover new solutions for managing their  community associations. And they went home with stacks of information and minds  brimming with ideas.    Over a thousand board members, homeowners an…

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Law & Legislation Legal Briefs
2009 Oct Legal Briefs

 Although there seems to be no shortage of talking heads touting the beginning of  the end of the economic decline, associations (like the average consumer) are still struggling to do more with less.    It just so happens that servi…

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Law & Legislation A Shot in the Arm
2009 June A Shot in the Arm

 Fresh from hoisting up the banking and automobile sectors, a newly muscular  Uncle Sam is now turning his attention to putting the skids on the real estate  meltdown. The Obama Administration earlier this year rolled out two major  housin…

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Law & Legislation Resident Vs. Board
2009 June Resident Vs. Board

Jack has heard talk that the board has voted to continue a contract with the poorly-run lawn care company the association has contracted with for years. Rumor has it that damage was done to a window by a careless worker and a complaint h…

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Law & Legislation 2009 Legislative Update
2009 June 2009 Legislative Update

While only a few states guarantee a “right-to-dry,” at the time of this writing, proposed legislation aimed to remove bans on clotheslines within condominium associations appears on several statehouse docket lists in New England. Arguments…

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