2017 December
Focus on... Safety & Security

Security
2017 December Managing Non-owner Residents

Aside from yourself, who exactly may live in your condo or co-op unit? While you as the owner might believe you have the sole authority to make that decision, most (if not all) condominium and co-op properties today have policies spelled ou…

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Security
2017 December Handling and Storing Hazardous Materials

It takes a lot of different tools and materials to keep multifamily buildings looking, smelling and functioning at their best. That means that maintenance crews, contractors, snow removal teams and other staff members must rely upon sometim…

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Security
2017 December Safety Inspections

Whether living in a crowded high-rise or a sprawling suburban community, when it comes to condos, co-ops and homeowners’ associations, safety is paramount. From management to the board to fellow residents, it falls to everyone to show conce…

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Security
2017 December Safety and Security

Education, awareness, and cooperation among management, boards, and residents can make a huge difference in deterring crime in and around a building. Some basic behavioral adjustments – making sure nobody follows you into the building witho…

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Real Estate Trends
2017 December Multifamily Holiday Celebrations

It’s that time of the year again – the Halloween candy is long gone, Thanksgiving leftovers are a distant memory, and Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Years are all approaching, complete with sparkly lights and ornaments, as well as a …

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Q&A
2017 December Q&A: Comfort Animal

Q.   I live in a 40-unit condo building, which has a no-pets amendment from 1980. A woman purchased a unit and has been seen with a dog, and the dog barks all the time. She signed all the disclosure forms stating ‘no pets, no renters,’ and…

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