2010 March
Focus on... Exterior Maintenance

Maintenance
2010 March Repairing Winter Damage

 Spring beckons, with the promise of all those blossoms bursting with color from  early flowering bulbs. If only it were that simple. All too often, spring also  beckons with fungus on the lawns, dessicated trees with branches bent and  br…

Read More
Maintenance
2010 March Exterior Maintenance & Repair

 The facade is the first thing your residents and their guests see when they  approach and enter your building. It's the aesthetic face of your community, as  well as another layer of protection against the elements. Even though it may be …

Read More
Maintenance
2010 March Through the Looking Glass

 Doing a major window replacement or repair project in a building or association  that’s home to dozens, or even hundreds of people isn’t easy. There are any number of scheduling and access considerations, and time  is obviously of the ess…

Read More
Maintenance
2010 March Squirrels and Bats and Bears, Oh My!

 When most managers and condo-dwellers think of “pests,” they're probably thinking of mice and bugs—especially if they live in an urban area. But in semi-rural and even suburban  New Jersey, any number of animals can make nuisances of them…

Read More
Maintenance
2010 March Pardon Our Mess

 Time was, when you had a big construction or renovation job, you hired a general  contractor, and if the job was big enough, that contractor hired  subcontractors.    But in recent decades, a new player has entered into the process…

Read More
Maintenance
2010 March Responding to Residents

 We all have needs. Wants, too. In a condo or HOA, the significant needs or wants  of the unit owners usually have to be routed through the board or management  company. In theory—and usually in practice—this is a sound and functional syst…

Read More
Maintenance
2010 March Atlantic City

 Utter the words “Atlantic City” and they conjure a wealth of imagery, from sandy beaches to the iconic  boardwalk to towering casinos and more. Long loved for its proximity to the  ocean and the cooling breezes that ease the swampy summer…

Read More
Q&A
2010 March Q&A: Authority to Impose Fees

Q “I am the board president for a condominium development. At one point the board allocated space for storage cages and bike spaces at no cost. The board would now like to consider charging for these spaces (to existing owners as wel…

Read More
Q&A
2010 March Q&A: Determining Guidelines to Prevent Liability

Q Our condo building has a lot attached with parking for six cars. On the far side of the lot is an in-ground pool. We have a member who has requested to use the parking lot (and pool) for a party. Cars will be coming in and out duri…

Read More