2013 November
Focus on... Board Operations

Board Operations High And Mighty
2013 November High And Mighty

There’s nothing worse than being a unit owner in a building and seeing someone on your board breaking a rule and seemingly getting away with it. Some board members believe that they are “above the law” so to speak, and seem to be ope…

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Board Operations Just One Big, Happy Family...?
2013 November Just One Big, Happy Family...?

Finding the right balance of involvement between HOAs and condo boards and residents can be like maintaining a healthy relationship with a significant other—you want to be compassionate, responsive and attentive, but not too needy, nosy or…

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Board Operations Meeting Minders
2013 November Meeting Minders

You may love your building. You may even love your neighbors and the members of your board. But there are few people who can say that they love their monthly board meetings or annual shareholder meetings. That’s because many of these…

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Board Operations Age-Restricted Communities
2013 November Age-Restricted Communities

Norman Reinhard lives in Century Village at Pembroke Pines, an age-restricted active-adult community in southwest Broward County. He’s an unabashed advocate of its lifestyle. Norman and his wife, Maxine, moved to Century Village at P…

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Q&A Q&A: Can You Hear Me Now?
2013 November Q&A: Can You Hear Me Now?

Q Our downstairs neighbor's children always have the TV turned to an extremely loud volume. Our condo building is older and everything can be heard from below. We have tried to resolve the issue peacefully and spoke to them to turn it dow…

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Q&A Q&A: We Come Bearing Gifts…
2013 November Q&A: We Come Bearing Gifts…

Our condominium association gives out gifts (in monetary form) to the association employees that work in our building. Gifts are made to the board president, who sets up a separate bank account, and then decides how the money given should …

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Q&A Q&A: Falling Behind
2013 November Q&A: Falling Behind

I am the property manager for a medium-sized condo association. There is an owner who is several months behind on their assessment. We have followed the standard protocol of the association of sending out notices and it is reached the poin…

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