Category: Board Member 101

Board Member 101
The NY Policy Holders Protection Act

Of all the duties - and challenges - a co-op or condo board has to keep track of, insurance likely doesn't rank among the most thrilling; but of course that's no excuse to remain in the dark about changes to coverage-related legislation. In…

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Updating Your Documents

The governing documents of a housing development—be it a cooperative, condominium, or homeowners association—spell out the rules, regulations, and policies that all unit owners or shareholders are obligated to follow as a condition of their…

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The Claim Conundrum

Sometimes, the choice whether to file a claim with your insurer is clear-cut; sometimes it's not. In this clip, two industry pros give tips on when to file, and when to consider other options. 

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Managing Conflicts

Living in a multifamily dwelling requires tolerance for other people, particularly when those people are noisy, smelly, or have questionable taste in door decorations. In New York, where the majority of people share a wall with at least one…

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Keeping a Lid on Legal Costs

As much as a prudent, conscientious board may try to keep a lid on expenditures, sometimes shelling out is unavoidable. When it comes to legal costs though, 'shelling out' can often result in a bad case of sticker shock. In this clip, legal…

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Common Board Blunders

Professionals who work with co-op, condo, and HOA boards see a lot - and over the course of their careers, accumulate wisdom that client communities both current and future can benefit from. In this clip, a quartet of management pros discus…

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Manager Autonomy

Boards -- whether co-op, condo, or HOA -- hire managers to handle the administrative, operational, and social sides of what can often be a tricky field. How much leeway a manager has to get the job done depends on several different variable…

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2019 May Changing Management

When a community association enters into a contract with a professional management company, board members may feel a sense of relief. After all, much of the burden of running the community's daily operations has now been transferred to (hop…

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