2010 Feb
Focus on... Board/Owner Relations

Owner Relations Anger Management
2010 Feb Anger Management

For most people, “foaming at the mouth” is just an expression. Attorney Ellen Hirsch de Haan has encountered the real thing – and not at an animal shelter, but at a condominium owners’ meeting. A former president who recently h…

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Owner Relations Civilian Again
2010 Feb Civilian Again

For board members, the time spent serving their association and fellow residents can be among the most strenuous yet rewarding periods in their lives. For years, they make decisions that affect their community in the present and may co…

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Owner Relations On and Off the Record
2010 Feb On and Off the Record

To disclose or not to disclose? That is the question community association boards wrestle with on a regular basis. If homeowners want to see the association’s financial records, should the books be open to them? What about a list of owne…

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Owner Relations Overdue Overhaul
2010 Feb Overdue Overhaul

On July 1, 2010, a variety of sweeping changes to Connecticut’s Common Interest Ownership Act will take effect, and associations throughout the state will need to change the way they approach building management. “It’s the biggest change…

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Owner Relations A Matter of Trust
2010 Feb A Matter of Trust

 Few things can be as upsetting as discovering that the dollars and cents that fuel a community association have  been mishandled or worse yet, stolen.    For residents, fraud undermines their sense of trust in the men and women who…

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Owner Relations Portland, Maine
2010 Feb Portland, Maine

 Four million people visit Portland, Maine each year. But don’t picture lobster bibs and sunburned summer tourists. The largest city in Maine  is not known for its fish shacks, candy stores or beaches. The center of both  commerce and cult…

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