Category: Building Operations

Maintenance
2018 December Preparing Your Community for Emergencies

Planning for a rainy day is pretty easy. Have an extra umbrella handy or a waterproof coat, and you’re probably fine. Planning for the rainiest day ever, on the other hand, is significantly more daunting. Especially if during that day there…

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Security
2018 September Harassment Issues

People feel ‘harassed’ all the time – by crowded trains, loud noises, and even the weather. Co-op and condo residents often feel that their board, or even a neighbor, is ‘harassing’ them. But what qualifies as harassment in the legal sense?…

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Security
2018 December Maintaining Security in Your Association

Whether it be a detached single-family house, or one unit among hundreds in a high-rise condominium, a home should be a safe haven: a place where you can seek refuge from the elements and all the other risks and cautions of the world. Given…

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Maintenance
Facade Inspections

You see them up all over the city - scaffolding, sidewalk sheds, and other indicators that facade work is being carried out overhead. But what leads up to the erecting of these structures? What do building inspectors look for when they exam…

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Finance
2018 November The Appraisal Process

For many people, appraisals – why they're done, how they’re done, and how they’re used – is a mystery. But that need not be the case! For all intents and purposes, appraisals are a straightforward and simple component in the process of comp…

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