2018 February
Focus on... Board Relationships

Board Operations Ensuring Good Communication
2018 February Ensuring Good Communication

The key to any healthy relationship is good communication. That holds especially true for the sometimes-delicate dialogues that take place among residents, shareholders, board members, and managers in co-ops and condos of all sizes and conf…

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Board Operations Diversifying Your Board
2018 February Diversifying Your Board

A democracy fares best when it is proportionally representative of its constituents. For all intents and purposes, the board of a condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association is a democratically-elected entity, and as such, one could…

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Board Operations ‘Problem’ Board Members
2018 February ‘Problem’ Board Members

There’s an old adage that goes along the lines of, “You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your relatives.” That’s true of the people you serve with on your co-op or condo board. Board politics, like all politics, can get uncomfortab…

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Q&A Q&A: No Emotional Support for Neighbors
2018 February Q&A: No Emotional Support for Neighbors

Q.   I live in a 40-unit condo building with a no-pets amendment dating back 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…

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Q&A Q&A: Stained Relationships
2018 February Q&A: Stained Relationships

Q. I am a trustee at a 50-unit condominium association in Massachusetts and I have a question.  There are two condominium owners involved. One owner lives above the other owner. The upstairs owner had a minor leak from a shower head. It …

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