2014 August
Focus on... Insurance/Board Training

Insurance Water, Water Everywhere
2014 August Water, Water Everywhere

Flood” might as well be synonymous with “dread.” Or “mess.” Or “insurance hassle.” Think back to the devastating footage after Hurricane Sandy, and you may have a number of questions about flood zones and flood insurance. Knowing the…

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Insurance Protecting Self & Staff
2014 August Protecting Self & Staff

Ahhh, lawsuits. People suing people. Companies suing companies. People suing companies. Residents suing boards. A quick surf of the Internet and you can find many instances across the country where condo boards are sued. You can also find …

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Insurance The ABCs of Insuring Your Condo
2014 August The ABCs of Insuring Your Condo

The experts who advise condo associations on insurance matters admit that the basic policies are pretty standardized and often seem to be all the same. Trustees may tend to gloss over the details and assume that anything important relative…

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Board Operations Who’s Responsible for Repairs?
2014 August Who’s Responsible for Repairs?

Say you’re in bed, and you hear what sounds like the shower going. It’s late, and you’re tired, so you pay it no mind. You wake up at 4 a.m. to get a glass of water and find half the rooms in your apartment flooded— you forgot to turn the …

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Maintenance A Winterizing Maintenance Guide
2014 August A Winterizing Maintenance Guide

Ah, the “dog days” of August—ideal for lounging around the pool, hop-scotching from air-conditioned home to air-conditioned stores and offices, or slipping away for a revitalizing vacation. Unless, of course, you happen to be a community a…

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Community Building Worcester, Massachusetts
2014 August Worcester, Massachusetts

A vibrant and progressive community, Worcester is the second largest city in New England after Boston. A five-time recipient of the All-America City Award, Worcester offers its residents the resources and exciting attractions of a metropol…

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Q&A Q&A: To Assess or Not?
2014 August Q&A: To Assess or Not?

Q I’m currently trying to get information on or determine what specifically a board cannot assess owners for. Our bylaws are extremely clear on what we can assess for—largely major improvements for the building. However, what can’t or sho…

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