2017 October
Focus on... Board Operations

Board Operations Board Transparency
2017 October Board Transparency

Community living—the very basis of co-op, condo and HOA life—is based on the idea of trust. In a community of potentially hundreds or thousands of residents, every resident can’t be involved in the making of every decision. Too many cooks c…

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Board Operations Supporting Your Staff
2017 October Supporting Your Staff

Most people go about their days paying little attention to the labor performed by those who make their lives easier. From transit workers to service employees to government officials, how often does one stop to thank the people making every…

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Board Operations The Roles of Building Staff
2017 October The Roles of Building Staff

Supers, building managers, maintenance persons, custodial staff, groundskeeping personnel, porters, doormen, concierges—depending on the size of a community, the staff roster for a condo, co-op or HOA can be pretty long. The truth is, in th…

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Q&A Q&A: Renting Out a Condo
2017 October Q&A: Renting Out a Condo

Q. Can an association change an owner's right to rent out his condo?                       —Curious Board Member A. “The general answer is yes, the association can change an owner’s right to rent out his or her condominium,” says…

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Q&A Q&A: Owners' Lack of Interest in Serving on a Board
2017 October Q&A: Owners' Lack of Interest in Serving on a Board

Q. I live in a 96-unit condominium building and have served on the board of our association for 16 years. There are nine of us on the board, seven of whom (including myself) are at the age where we'd like some of the younger owners to con…

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