Category: On The Board

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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Law & Legislation
2021 Summer Legal & Legislative Roundup

As the nation starts to regain a semblance of normalcy with COVID-19 vaccinations on the rise and restrictions beginning to ease, legislative dockets have filled with bills and proposals that have ramifications for the co-op, condo, and HOA…

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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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Owner Relations
Neighbor Noise

Noise is an acknowledged part of community life, especially in multifamily apartment buildings.  Some noise is external; traffic, garbage collection, people shouting on the street or in the parking lot. That’s one of the main reasons for zo…

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Law & Legislation
Transparency & Governance

Is a condominium, co-op, or any type of common interest community (CIC) a democracy?  Do shareholders have the right to access the documents and information that boards use to make decisions? Can they demand to see those documents? The answ…

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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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