2019 January
Focus on... Management

Management
2019 January Addressing Management Problems

Most of the time, when a problem arises in a multifamily building or community association, the go-to solution is to get management on the phone (or text, or email). The refrain usually goes something like: “Management will take care of it!…

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Management
2019 January Running Small Associations

Condominium associations come in all sizes and shapes. They can contain hundreds of units, or as few as two. While many of the issues faced by associations are universal regardless of size, small condominium associations do face some unique…

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Management
2019 January Non-Resident Board Members

An individual’s interest in their community association is rarely solely financial. In most cases, a building or HOA is also that individual’s home. And as such, they’re motivated to contribute positively to its quality of life, neighborhoo…

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Maintenance
2019 January Soundproofing

Do you remember when you were a kid that the closest thing you had to a cell phone at the time was two cups with a string tautly attached between them, and then speaking into one cup to see if your friend holding the other could hear you? T…

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Board Operations
2019 January Welcome Aboard

Little in life is more nerve wracking than that first day on a new job: ‘Are you prepared to do this?’ ‘Are you even qualified to do this?’ ‘Is your shirt buttoned correctly?’ ‘It is, right?’ ‘Why does it look wrong?’ ‘Should you change you…

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Q&A
2019 January Q&A: When the HOA Is Not Doing Its Duty

Q. We have reason to believe that our 'little community' is not being run as the HOA that it was set up to be. Our bylaws are not being followed and procedures are not being maintained. And we seem to be getting extra charges due to our b…

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Q&A
2019 January Q&A: Common Property and the Board

Q. Against the rules that require a vote to change the use of common property, my condo board is now using our paddle-ball court to store large equipment like pressure washers, etc. I asked about it at the annual meeting and they told me …

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