2017 December
Focus on... Safety & Security/Expo

Security Non-Owner Residents
2017 December Non-Owner Residents

Aside from yourself, who exactly may live in your condo or co-op unit? While you as the owner might believe you have the sole authority to make that decision, most (if not all) condominium and co-op properties today have policies spelled ou…

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Security Handling and Storing Hazardous Materials
2017 December Handling and Storing Hazardous Materials

It takes a lot of different tools and materials to keep multifamily buildings looking, smelling and functioning at their best. That means that maintenance crews, contractors, snow removal teams and other staff members must rely upon sometim…

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Security Safety Inspections
2017 December Safety Inspections

Whether living in a crowded high-rise or a sprawling suburban community, when it comes to condos, co-ops and homeowners’ associations, safety is paramount. From management to the board to fellow residents, it falls to everyone to show conce…

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Real Estate Trends Multifamily Holiday Celebrations
2017 December Multifamily Holiday Celebrations

It’s that time of the year again – the Halloween candy is long gone; the leftovers from that Thanksgiving meal are a distant memory; and Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s are all approaching, complete with sparkly lights and orna…

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Q&A Q&A: Destruction of a Children’s Playground
2017 December Q&A: Destruction of a Children’s Playground

Q. I purchased my condo unit in 2005 with amenities that included 24-hour security, two pools, a parking lot, and a children’s playground.  This past summer, our board destroyed the children’s playground to create additional parking, and …

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Q&A Q&A: Owner Who Owes Money Now Declares Bankruptcy
2017 December Q&A: Owner Who Owes Money Now Declares Bankruptcy

Q. What can be done if a unit owner, who has not paid his or her maintenance for a year and owes the association $30,000, has now declared bankruptcy? How does the association get its money?             —Neighbors Seeking Recourse A. …

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