2018 June
Focus on... Law & Legislation

Law & Legislation Legislative Update
2018 June Legislative Update

Whether it’s pending Airbnb legislation in various markets; homeowners winning the ability to sue condominium developers for faulty practices; or changes to how boards and managers can transmit meeting minutes to residents, condos and HOAs …

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Law & Legislation Responding to a Lawsuit
2018 June Responding to a Lawsuit

In today’s litigious society, lawsuits are an unpleasant fact of life. Everyone has a gripe – and that gripe can often result in legal action. The questions are, how is your cooperative corporation, condominium association or HOA protected,…

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Law & Legislation Alternative Dispute Resolution
2018 June Alternative Dispute Resolution

Lawsuits are both expensive and time consuming. It might be said that the only real winners in a civil suit are the lawyers. They get paid by the hour, and often in  cases of negligence, they receive a substantial portion of the award or se…

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Law & Legislation Advocating for Residents
2018 June Advocating for Residents

Successfully running a condominium, cooperative, or homeowners’ association is no small task. A board and/or management must consider the interests of its residents when making sweeping decisions to benefit the property and those who call i…

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Real Estate Trends Hourly Rentals
2018 June Hourly Rentals

In March of last year, The New York Times reported on an emerging money-making venture among some co-op and condo residents: renting out their spaces for an hour or two at a time to various users, often finding customers through third-party…

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Q&A Q&A: Recording a Meeting
2018 June Q&A: Recording a Meeting

Q. Can a condominium board restrict an individual board member from recording an executive (closed) session of a board meeting?                            —Concerned Resident A.   “The direct answer to the question is that a condominiu…

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