2018 March
Focus on... Exterior Maintenance

Exterior
2018 March Planning Ahead

They say that a stitch in time saves nine. But when dealing with exterior maintenance and repairs for your condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association, that proverbial stitch can save nines – or tens – of thousands of dollars. Small…

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Maintenance
2018 March Roof Maintenance

A residential property could have triple-reinforced titanium steel walls, and it still wouldn’t be worth a darn without a sturdy roof. It’s through the roof and rooftop features that many problematic elements can enter a building, from wind…

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Exterior
2018 March Sidewalk Repair

Beyond the obvious concerns of injury and liability from accidents caused by disrepair, sidewalk maintenance is also important when it comes to establishing a good first impression of your building overall. With some basic knowledge of what…

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Finance
2018 March Curing Arrears

The last three apartments in your luxury hi-rise condo were sold to a troika of Russian oligarchs, who all paid well above the asking price. But now those oligarchs are on the sanctions list, and have withheld their monthly maintenance fees…

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Exterior
2018 March Exterior Signage

The signs, they are everywhere. They give elegance and style to the names of our buildings and communities. They earn extra income for our buildings with advertisements, and they point out the location of our commercial tenants on the groun…

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Q&A
2018 March Q&A: When Drug Deals Happen at Our Property

Q. Does a condo board of trustees bear any liability in regard to an owner whose son lives in their condo with his girlfriend, and both allegedly purchase drugs in our hidden parking lot on a daily basis? Residents have observed them do t…

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Q&A
2018 March Q&A: Snowed In

Q. I own a condo in a small brownstone in Boston.  We have three owners and four parking spaces accessed via the alley in back of the building.  Our titles indicate we each have the “right to use” a specific spot or spots.  The spaces are…

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