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…
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…
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…
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…
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 …
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,
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.
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…