2017 June
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Law & Legislation
2017 June Issues That Cross State Lines

When it comes to legislation and legal issues that apply to condo associations, co-ops, and other multifamily housing models, the focus is often local; city ordinances, council meetings, and so forth – but there are judgments handed down an…

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Law & Legislation
2017 June Liability & the Law

It’s no secret that insurance is a necessity for any building or association. Nevertheless, the expense of coverage means that issues of liability and risk are all too often examined only after problems have occurred. Usually, insurance hol…

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Law & Legislation
2017 June Resident Rights

Whether as a member of a cooperative or a condominium association, a shareholder or unit owner maintains certain rights within their chosen community. However, achieving harmony among neighbors isn’t always easy. Rights aside, residents are…

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Law & Legislation
2017 June The State of Smoking

While the exhortation to “smoke ‘em if you got ‘em” has never really gone out of style, one should take caution before lighting up just anywhere. Many places, from restaurants to airplanes to hospitals, expressly and strictly forbid anyone …

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2017 June When You Don’t Want to Go to Court

Murphy’s Law says, “Whatever can go wrong, will,” and as we all know, stuff happens. When it does, no matter what the specifics of a situation might be, we generally don’t want to end up in court; it’s time consuming, expensive, and has a w…

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Q&A
2017 June Q&A: Who Gets the Bill?

Q. I live in an association in Princeton. I have to have my front door lock replaced, and they are telling me once it’s replaced, I will get a bill for it. How can this be fair? I don’t own the door and can’t take the lock with me when I …

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Q&A
2017 June Q&A: Bribing for Votes

Q. We have a board member who goes to owners to fill out proxy votes so the elderly vote for him. This person also pays for 100 owners to have a dinner at the clubhouse to win votes. He has been doing this for years with no repercussions …

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Q&A
2017 June Q&A: A Proxy Primer

Q. Can a previous signed proxy be used a year later? How long is a previous proxy effective? I am a condo owner.                                       —Curious Owner A. “A proxy is a written document, in a form designated by the board…

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