Management companies are hired by boards to oversee operations because there are
simply too many moving parts for volunteers to handle. To this end, it’s the board’s responsibility to do its due diligence and select the best fit and ente…
Any recent web search of condominium news will reveal countless blog posts from
disgruntled unit owners, many of whom feel their individual associations have
been less than transparent in controversial board decisions. But these calls
Whether a community is self-managed or employs a management company, a
condominium board of trustees will at some point have to make decisions about
how and from whom the building gets its supplies and services. Because of this
Serving on a community association board is a big responsibility, but
surprisingly, many board members and unit owners don’t fully understand the rules and requirements of the board meetings themselves.
And even more surprising…
Birds in flight may be beautiful, but their departure sometimes leaves the nest
unprotected. And when that nest is in a condominium community, property
managers and boards must do their best to compensate.
This region is full …
In some ways, Hamilton, Massachusetts, located in the area known as the “North Shore” (north of Boston), is the quintessential New England town. There are fields and
woods and historic homes and easy access to the ocean. On the other han…
Is there a condominium community anywhere that doesn’t need to build up its capital reserve? Looking for extra income, some
communities show success with traditional fund-raising methods. But even
better, new technologies are cropping u…
Trick or treat! It’s that time of year when pumpkins are picked and decorated, costumes are chosen
and all the children in the association are anxiously waiting for Halloween.
But for the association, this is also a time of concern as c…
Whether you are dipping your toe in the real-estate buying pool for the first
time, or you’re soaking in it after purchasing numerous properties, the Institute of Real
Estate Management (IREM) is an organization to take note of.
I have a bit of a tricky issue. I am the trustee of a self-managed triple-decker
condo in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. The owner of the second floor has become
ill and as a result, has not been at home, and consequently has not paid …
“Is it legal to require board members to sign a confidentiality form even though
it is not stipulated in the bylaws?”
“Of course it is legal for the board to require board members to sign a…