2013 June
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2013 June Owners, Trustees & Managers Fill the Aisles

 New England Condominium’sCondo Expo was a beehive of activity on May 21, as thousands of community  association board members, homeowners and industry professionals gathered at  Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center.    The fifth ann…

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Law & Legislation
2013 June Lingering Lessons

 We’ve all seen the news photos of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath wrought along the Jersey Shore, Lower Manhattan, Queens and Staten  Island. While New England did not suffer the brunt of the storm, some areas of  Connecticut, Rhode Island and so…

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Law & Legislation
2013 June New England 2013 Legislative Roundup

 In today’s troubled housing market, it’s little wonder that condo associations are facing more foreclosures and tricky  mortgage entanglements than ever before. A roundup of pending condo legislation  for 2013 finds changes to notificatio…

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Law & Legislation
2013 June Listen Up!

 While some condos and HOAs are lucky enough to have lawyers serve as members of  their board, the majority of boards don’t have an in-house legal expert. They often reach out to their attorney to  answer questions, vet documents, send the…

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Law & Legislation
2013 June Handling Lawsuits

 Lawsuits are usually not an association’s go-to method for dispute resolution. Expensive and time-consuming, they can  quickly turn into a financial burden and may create strained relations in the  community. Unfortunately, in some cases …

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Real Estate Trends
2013 June Butt Out?

 In a movement to protect the populace from second-hand smoke, municipal  governments are coming up with increasingly-strict bans on smoking in public  places—even on streets, as evidenced in some California communities. Not surprisingly, …

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Management
2013 June Staff Management 101

 Management of any property requires a varying degree of resources and skills.  Materials, capital, and personnel are required for everything from ordering  supplies to the complete overseeing of a multi-unit, high rise condominium.  Above…

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2013 June Q&A: Can Meetings Be Recorded?

Q Are there any restrictions or rules that would permit videotaping of condo board  meetings? Is it legal? If taping is permissible, do the parties in the room  being taped have to be told of it beforehand?    —Keeping it Confidentia…

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