2015 November
Focus on... Building Maintenance

Maintenance Inside A Building’s Anatomy
2015 November Inside A Building’s Anatomy

If you think about it, a multifamily building isn’t that much different than the human body. Both house important complex operating systems and organs. Both take in fuel and produce waste, and both require regular check-ups and a good maint…

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Maintenance A Look at Elevator Maintenance
2015 November A Look at Elevator Maintenance

Building amenities, like elevators, are often taken for granted, but elevators are for more than just avoiding a workout and creating awkward silences between neighbors; they accommodate residents unable to climb stairs and are critical for…

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Emergency Preparedness Securing Your Building Exteriors
2015 November Securing Your Building Exteriors

Exteriors of buildings aren’t always smooth brick walls. There are all sorts of indentations and protrusions, from terraces to stonework to cornices. There are also items that are not part of the building, but are affixed to it, like scaffo…

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Maintenance Vetting Your Professionals
2015 November Vetting Your Professionals

There is always work to be done on a building, whether it’s a simple lobby repair or a major capital improvement, but finding the right contractor for the job takes some work. If the vetting process is not done properly, the results could b…

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Organizations The Florida Swimming Pool Association
2015 November The Florida Swimming Pool Association

Floridians are one of the few people that have the privilege to enjoy their pool practically year round. But before that can happen there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes preparation and maintenance that has to happen to get those pool faciliti…

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Q&A Q&A: Let’s Go to the Videotape
2015 November Q&A: Let’s Go to the Videotape

Q. Are there any restrictions or rules in Florida that would permit videotaping of condo board meetings? Is it legal? If taping is permissible, do the parties in the room being taped have to be told of it beforehand? What are the legal an…

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Q&A Q&A: Getting Rid of Bed Bugs
2015 November Q&A: Getting Rid of Bed Bugs

Q. Much to my dismay I’ve learned that we’ve had a bed bug infestation in our condominium development. How do we handle this? Who is legally responsible for 1) coordinating treating and 2) paying for treating bedbugs in a condominium unit…

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Q&A Q&A: Are We Covered?
2015 November Q&A: Are We Covered?

Q.  A group of unit owners in my building formed a committee in reaction to some rules the board made. We’re worried that we might get into a lawsuit with the board, and we want to know if the association’s insurance would cover us against…

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Q&A Q&A: Non-Paying Board President
2015 November Q&A: Non-Paying Board President

Q.  Can a condominium owner be elected president if they have a lien on their condo due to them not paying some of their maintenance fees that they owe to the condo association? Is this a conflict of interest?              —Concerned Cond…

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