2019 November
Focus on... Building Maintenance

Maintenance
2019 November Elevator Refurbishment

No matter how well-constructed and carefully maintained, no mechanical system lasts forever – and that goes for elevator cabs and equipment just as much as it applies to roofs or boilers.  At some point, your building’s vertical transportat…

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Maintenance
2019 November Maintaining Air Quality

Anytime you have hundreds, or even thousands of people living in close quarters – in a multifamily co-op or condo building, say – certain challenges will inevitably arise. One of the bigger ones is how to maintain the flow of fresh, hygieni…

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Maintenance
2019 November Fireplace Safety and Maintenance

Some lucky apartment owners can come home from work on a cold winter’s night and warm their feet by a roaring fire while drinking a hot toddy.  A working fireplace is a coveted amenity for many, adding a dash of vintage charm to prewar apar…

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Real Estate Trends
2019 November Multifamily Holiday Celebrations

It’s that time of the year again – the Halloween candy is long gone, Thanksgiving turkeys are being ordered, and Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve are all approaching, complete with sparkly lights and ornaments, as well as a …

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Q&A
2019 November Q&A: Preserving Privacy

Q. I would like to know if it is legal for board members to share personal and financial information regarding our home in the community with other residents who don’t serve on the board — and some who don’t even own property here, but li…

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Q&A
2019 November Q&A: Shuffling Budgets

Q. Once a budget is passed, can monies be taken from one account and used for something else? Example, if there is money in a “paving account” can it be transferred to a “pool repair account,” if needed? It seems that our association budg…

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