Category: Board Operations

Board Operations
2021 Summer Board Style & Management

Condos and co-ops are unique in their management structure, of which there are two levels: the board of the association or corporation, which governs the community on behalf of the unit owners or shareholders, and a hired management agent, …

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Board Operations
Term Limits for Board Members:

Term limits are often a hot issue at all levels of government. Does capping the tenure of an elected official clear the way for new ideas and re-energize governance, or does it cut off expertise and knowledge that can really only be acquire…

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Board Operations
2021 March Overcoming Apathy

While residents generally like the idea of community that living in a condominium or co-op provides (that’s why many opt for this type of ownership), few are as excited about the idea of serving on their community’s governing board, or on a…

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Board Operations
Making—and Enforcing—House Rules

It's a common bit for comedians and TV sitcoms: making fun of the ‘condo police’—those neighbors who take it upon themselves to enforce the rules set up by your condominium association or co-op corporation to regulate community living. They…

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Board Operations
Helping Out in the Age of Coronavirus

Whether you’re living in a co-op apartment building in Manhattan, a condo in Hoboken, or a townhouse community or HOA in Las Vegas, Reno, or Florida, issues of legality and liability are always a concern for owners, board members, and manag…

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Board Operations
2020 April Coronavirus and Open Meetings

Many of our communities have asked whether it is permissible to conduct association business -- particularly board meetings at which binding votes are taken -- via email or other similar means during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The short answe…

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Board Operations
2020 April Bidding Basics

Co-op, condo, and HOA boards across the country are made up of volunteers who are committed to the governance of their community. Among their most important duties is selecting vendors to provide goods or services—everything from lawn care …

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Board Operations
2020 April Updating Your Documents

The governing documents of a housing development—be it a cooperative, condominium, or homeowners association—spell out the rules, regulations, and policies that all unit owners or shareholders are obligated to follow as a condition of their…

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Board Operations
Dealing With Coronavirus Exposure

The coronavirus outbreak has highlighted the tension between the rights of the community and the rights of individuals. For now, governments are relying on their inherent police power to protect the community at large. Centers for Disease C…

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