2008 Dec
Focus on... Safety & Security

Security
2008 Dec Avoiding Toxins in Your Building

Some building hazards—things like cracked sidewalks, broken windows or crumbling masonry—are obvious to even an untrained eye, making it easy to conduct repairs and prevent further deterioration and potential injury. Other buildi…

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2008 Dec Educating Residents for Safety & Security

A fire can be one of the most devastating and destructive occurrences in any multi-family building, whether it affects a small portion of one unit or the entire association. Luckily, new technology and current regulations have made fires…

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2008 Dec Look Out Above....and Below

Falling bricks. Rickety scaffolding. An errant nail and an unsuspecting foot. Things can go wrong in renovation and restoration projects no matter what the size and scale of the work at hand. Whether the job is tackling a new façade on …

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2008 Dec New Equipment for Safer Communities

Over the past 20 years, most of our country’s larger cities have become safer places than they were in previous decades. But despite these positive changes, most Americans—both urban and suburban—are acutely aware of security: how much t…

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2008 Dec Q&A: Equating Co-op Shares with Apartment Sizes?

Q I live in a co-op with 41 units in Ocean City, New Jersey, and would be interested in knowing what the New Jersey co-op law is in regards to the number of shares that are proportionate to the size of the apartment occupied. Presently, t…

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2008 Dec Q&A: State Contractor's License Needed?

Q I am on the Board of Directors of a 336-unit condominium in New Jersey. My question is in reference to the Contractors’ Registration Act Title 56: 8-138. It requires contractors to register with the state if they are doing residential w…

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2008 Dec Q&A: Having Second Thoughts?

Q Our cooperative board has approved a buyer for one of our units. The seller and prospective buyer have already gone to contract. There are presently a number of board members who have second thoughts about approving the buyer and would …

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2008 Dec Q&A:Property Manager's Office Usage a Conflict?

Q I am the president of a co-op. We had a full time employee as our property manager. I stress the words: full time. My predecessor had a son, who was allowed to go into business with our full time manager. Their company was a building ma…

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