2015 October
Focus on... Board Operations

Board Operations Going by the Book
2015 October Going by the Book

It happens in business, government, and industry every day: employees learn the rules of a new job, and very shortly thereafter, they start taking shortcuts to circumvent them. Rarely is this done with malicious intent. More often, it is s…

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Board Operations Noise Rules
2015 October Noise Rules

When you live in a multifamily building, however, peace and quiet can be hard to come by. From the guy upstairs who gargles loudly at precisely 6:47 a.m. every morning to the neighbor with the yapping Chihuahua—at some point the soundtrack…

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Board Operations Bankrolling the Board
2015 October Bankrolling the Board

Condo board membership can be a grind. Board members are faced with tough decisions regarding the betterment of their communities, decisions that often result in criticism and disdain without so much as a complimentary pat on the back. The…

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Neighborhoods Orlando, Florida
2015 October Orlando, Florida

Mention the words Orlando, Florida to anyone and the phrase Magic Kingdom or Walt Disney immediately comes to mind. Smack dab in the center of the Sunshine State is a resort area that plays host to 62 million visitors annually eager …

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Q&A Q&A: Can You Hear Me Now?
2015 October Q&A: Can You Hear Me Now?

Q I live in a 3-floor, 4-room, 30-unit condo, mostly 50-plus, with the only family with children (ages two and three) living on the third floor above me. For the past year there has been an excessive amount of constant running; playing…

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Q&A Q&A: Strictly Confidential
2015 October Q&A: Strictly Confidential

Q My question is about the board’s handling of complaints and due process. When a management agent of a condominium receives a complaint from a homeowner about another homeowner, is management allowed to tell the homeowner the name of …

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Q&A Q&A: Contractor Blues
2015 October Q&A: Contractor Blues

Q I recently hired an outside contractor to do some repairs in my condominium unit. Now, my building management is accusing said contractor of damaging the door to the unit. My contractor is not aware of the damage or and doesn’t belie…

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