2017 March
Focus on... Exterior Maintenance

Maintenance Exterior Inspections
2017 March Exterior Inspections

Constructed as they are out of materials like brick, concrete, or even stone, the exterior walls of an apartment building or row of townhomes might seem nearly indestructible. But despite their hardiness, walls are not immune to assaults fr…

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Maintenance Vendor Relationships
2017 March Vendor Relationships

If you’re a co-op, condo or HOA board member or manager, you have to deal with vendors and service providers constantly; it’s a routine part of the day-to-day running of any building or association. There are always inspections to be done, …

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Maintenance Identifying Leaks
2017 March Identifying Leaks

Despite rain being essential to life on Earth, the consensus is that it’s mostly a bummer. And the only thing worse than rain outdoors is when it gets indoors. In a multifamily condo or co-op property especially, where one leak can affect t…

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Maintenance Care and Maintenance of Skylights
2017 March Care and Maintenance of Skylights

No matter what time of year, the addition of natural light into a living space can do more to boost the spirits of its occupants than just about anything else. For a dark kitchen, a gloomy study or a bedroom that lacks that special somethin…

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Q&A Q&A: Conflict of Interest?
2017 March Q&A: Conflict of Interest?

Q. Is it illegal for a member on the HOA board to also hold a position on the board of directors of the property management company that the HOA hires and oversees?           —Concerned About Impropriety A. “There is nothing illegal a…

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Q&A Q&A: Access to Owners’ List
2017 March Q&A: Access to Owners’ List

Q.  Can a unit owner demand to see a copy of the monthly list of unit owners’ payments of the monthly HOA?                         — Interested Stakeholder A. “A unit owner can review a compilation of the association’s financial record…

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Q&A Q&A: Owner Leaves Property, Files for Hardship
2017 March Q&A: Owner Leaves Property, Files for Hardship

Q. “Say if an owner is leaving the property and relocates in a different state (due to a layoff), and the property is not rented. Later on, the owner is filing a hardship and the property goes in foreclosure. Should the owner pay the HOA,…

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