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2020 March Q&A: COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unique and challenging situations to each of us. Our cooperative and condominium clients, and their managing agents, have been working diligently to keep pace as this crisis unfolds. First and foremost, we …

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March 26, 2020 Disease & Disclosure

Q. If a resident in our building tests positive for COVID-19, or is self-quarantined, should we tell the other residents and staff? A. According to Manhattan-based law firm Armstrong Teasdale, "Residents should be notified if the board or …

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2020 February Q&A: Are Volunteers the Answer?

Q. Our board president said that her husband was qualified to perform gutter and minor roof repairs at our community, and would do the work for free. He is not licensed or insured, yet the other board members agreed to use her husband to …

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2020 January Q&A: Dealing With A Difficult Board Member

Q. We have a board that just doesn’t get along. I am the board president, and one of the other board members is a big bully. It’s really hard to deal with him, and I hear from contractors that he is nasty. He wants to run it all. No matte…

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2019 December Q&A: Unresponsive Board

Q. Each month the board of directors holds a meeting to go over finances, work in progress and other subject matters. All members are invited to sit at these meetings. These meeting are held at a board member’s home. We are told to inform…

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2019 December Q&A: Can We Talk?

Q. I am a new condo owner. The way the trustees do business does not seem correct to me. First, they will not allow owners to communicate directly with them or the condo’s accountants. Every communication must be sent to the one employee …

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2019 December Q&A: Avoiding Conflict

Q. I was just informed that a member of our condo association’s board of directors has accepted a job with our Association’s management company. They are going to be managing a different property in the area for the company. The biggest i…

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2019 November Q&A: Shuffling Budgets

Q. Once a budget is passed, can monies be taken from one account and used for something else? Example, if there is money in a “paving account” can it be transferred to a “pool repair account,” if needed? It seems that our association budg…

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2019 November Q&A: Preserving Privacy

Q. I would like to know if it is legal for board members to share personal and financial information regarding our home in the community with other residents who don’t serve on the board — and some who don’t even own property here, but li…

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