Category: On The Board

Board Operations Emergency Training for your HOA Staff
2005 Dec Emergency Training for your HOA Staff

Be Prepared" is not just a timeworn motto—it's a piece of advice that can save lives, property, and countless dollars. While the average person doesn't really think that they'll be a victim of a fire, flood, earthquake, or even a terrori…

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Law & Legislation Pet Rules and Restrictions
2005 Nov Pet Rules and Restrictions

It's a familiar covenant in most New Jersey leases. The rules and regulations allowing pets may differ from association to association but the gist is the same. If you live in a multi-unit building or community and you want to keep pets,…

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Board Operations Negotiating with Vendors
2005 Oct Negotiating with Vendors

Professional service providers or contractors are vital to the day-to-day operation and maintenance of any condo or co-op community. Since it's rare for a residential community to retain an on-site staff of landscapers and unheard-of to …

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Board Operations Board Management Jurisdiction
2005 Oct Board Management Jurisdiction

For a car to run, all the parts (most of them, anyway) need to be in working order. The engine has to be well oiled, the tires must be inflated properly, and sometimes the brakes need adjusting. The major components of the machine must be f…

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Board Operations Being an Effective Board President
2005 Oct Being an Effective Board President

Every co-op and condo association has a board— and by extension, a board president. Presidents and CEOs of major corporations are usually compensated handsomely for the time and effort they're expected to devote to their job, but a build…

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Board Operations Avoiding Common Board Mistakes
2005 Oct Avoiding Common Board Mistakes

Mary and Tom own a condominium in upstate New York, where they live with their three young children. The couple's otherwise idyllic suburban enclave has been shaken with recent allegations that their association's current board of directors…

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Board Operations Secrets of Successful HOA Boards
2005 Oct Secrets of Successful HOA Boards

Since the board of a building or community association is usually comprised of a collective group of unique individuals with their own perspective and opinions, no two boards are ever the same. However, there are certain overall, un…

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Board Operations Listening to Residents Helps Everyone
2005 Sep Listening to Residents Helps Everyone

When it comes to questions of home and hearth, even the best of friends may argue. So it should come as no shock when co-op and condo associations, boards and residents fall into disagreements. It's what's done to settle or hopefully pre…

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Law & Legislation Adhering to the Playground Code
2005 Aug Adhering to the Playground Code

When the weather is warm and the days are long, nothing says Summer like the sounds of neighborhood kids at play. There's safety to consider along with all the fun, however. While all fifty states have statutes on the books spelling…

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