2018 November
Focus on... Building Maintenance

Maintenance Building Inspections
2018 November Building Inspections

Real estate lore has its share of stories about merciless, if not downright unscrupulous, city inspectors popping in on unaware building owners, conducting unscheduled examinations of all types, and sometimes even demanding payoffs in excha…

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Maintenance Heating Options for Multifamily Communities
2018 November Heating Options for Multifamily Communities

Whether you live in a high-rise building or a spread-out condo association, you probably take having reliable, adequate heat in the winter months for granted. But heating a multifamily community is not so easy as simply turning a dial. Ther…

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Maintenance Elevator Repair and Replacement Projects
2018 November Elevator Repair and Replacement Projects

The invention and adaptation of vertical transportation – otherwise known as the elevator – in the 1850s changed the face of architecture, space design, and apartment living forever. Unfortunately, like any mechanical system, every so often…

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Board Operations Handling Conflicts
2018 November Handling Conflicts

Condo, co-op and HOA communities are made up of people – and people aren’t perfect. Within a community association, squabbles are inevitably going to break out between unit owners. Oftentimes these problems will be resolved relatively easil…

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Q&A Q&A: Who Do We Elect?
2018 November Q&A: Who Do We Elect?

Q. We have a board consisting of five (5) members. Our election is coming up and we have three (3) new members running along with the five (5) incumbent directors. We’d like to vote for two (2) of the new members and three of the incumben…

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Q&A Q&A: Troublesome Neighbor
2018 November Q&A: Troublesome Neighbor

Q. There is an owner below who keeps pounding on the ceiling in the middle of the night until all hours of the morning. It's seems like a two-by-four wooden plank is used to make this noise. The condo association had security go to the ap…

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