2017 December
Focus on... Safety & Security

Security
2017 December Handling and Storing Hazardous Materials

It takes a lot of different tools and materials to keep multifamily buildings looking, smelling and functioning at their best. That means that maintenance crews, contractors, snow removal teams, and other staff members must rely upon someti…

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Security
2017 December Safety Inspections

Whether living in a crowded high-rise or a sprawling suburban community, when it comes to condos, co-ops and homeowners’ associations, safety is paramount. From management to the board to fellow residents, it falls to everyone to show conce…

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Security
2017 December Safety and Security

Education, awareness, and cooperation between management, boards, and residents can make a huge difference in deterring crime in and around a building. Some basic behavioral adjustments – making sure nobody follows you into the building wit…

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Security
2017 December Security Assessments

According to most experts, current overall crime rates in America’s 30 largest cities are at historic lows. This crime data comes directly from local police departments in those cities – and while these figures are seen as a positive by law…

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Real Estate Trends
2017 December Multifamily Holiday Celebrations

It’s that time of the year again – the Halloween candy is long gone; Thanksgiving leftovers are a distant memory; and Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s are all approaching, complete with sparkly lights and ornaments, as well as a…

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Q&A
2017 December Q&A: Emotional Support Animal

Q. I live in a 40-unit condo building, which has had a ‘no pet amendment’ since 1980. A woman recently purchased a unit and has been seen with a dog that barks all the time. She signed all the disclosure forms that stated “no pets,” but g…

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Q&A
2017 December Q&A: Pest Extermination: Whose Responsibility Is It?

Q. I have this problem. Our building has six units on our side of the building, and I don’t know which one is the source of our constant roach encroachment. I don’t really want to go knocking on everyone’s doors and accusing them – it see…

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Q&A
2017 December Q&A: Who Can Be on the Board?

Q. Can a non-owner serve on the board of a condominium association?          —Condo Resident A. “The answer to this question may well vary from state to state and it will most certainly vary from condominium to condominium,” says …

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