2019 June
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Law & Legislation
2019 June Legal & Legislative Update 2019

Laws, and the legal decisions that support and enforce them, are constantly evolving and can affect every facet of community life in HOAs, condominiums and co-ops. While law and legal cases can emanate from any of our three levels of govern…

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Law & Legislation
2019 June Governing By the Book

Most newly-elected condo or co-op board members aren’t experts in running a multifamily building or development. They may be eager, enthusiastic, and committed to serving their community. But they also probably have little idea of how to do…

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Law & Legislation
2019 June Board Misconduct

Everyone – including the boards and managers of community associations – inevitably makes mistakes, or is guilty of using poor judgment. And while it’s very unlikely that every member of a community will commit outright illegal acts, it’s a…

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Management
2019 June Absent Owners

Once upon a time, you usually greeted your neighbor in the hallway of your building as you were coming or going. But you haven’t seen or heard a peep from her in almost two months. You wonder if she is okay.   So you ask the super one morn…

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Maintenance
2019 June Video Intercom Systems

Security is always a primary concern for homeowners. In a multifamily building without a doorman, the first line of defense is the front entrance – which more often than not features some sort of intercom system to enable visitors to announ…

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Q&A
2019 June Q&A: Peaceful Pool Time?

Q. We are retired, and chose to live in a 55+ community geared to an active-adult lifestyle. But summer is coming, and we’re concerned about the swimming pool stress we encountered last year. There is a sign posted at the pool that prohib…

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Q&A
2019 June Q&A: Are We Grandfathered?

Q. The New Hampshire condo community I live in was established in 1974 and the Declaration cites in part: “Condominium use and ownership in accordance with the provisions of the New Hampshire Unit Ownership of Real Property Act (Chapter 4…

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