Category: On The Board

Management Relations
Conflict in Client Communities

Of all the skills a good property manager must possess, conflict management is high up on the list. Not just knowing how , but when to step in (or not) is part and parcel of helping boards and residents maintain harmony and quality o…

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Law & Legislation
FHA Eases Financing Regs

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which insures mortgages made by private lenders and banks, will ease condo financing regulations to open up homeownership for more first-time buyers, effective October 15, reports Yahoo! Finance.…

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Board Operations
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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Law & Legislation
Condos Exempt from LLC Disclosure Law

Back in September, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill passed by the New York State legislature meant to make public knowledge the actual owners of one-to-four family homes purchased under the guise of LLC’s, limited liability corporation…

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Law & Legislation
Pied-à-Terre Tax Effort Revived

Bloomberg Quint reports that another blow may be heading toward the  high-end real estate market,  in the form of a revived effort by state lawmakers to impose a tax on second-home purchases of $5 million or more. This tax follow…

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Law & Legislation
Co-op Wins Legal Battle

According to  Real Estate Weekly , an Upper East Side co-op recently scored legal victory over a litigious shareholder. The co-op, at 12-14 East 64th Street, was granted nearly $400,000 in legal fees in a case that stemmed from flood dama…

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Board Member 101
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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Law & Legislation
Recent Changes to Co-op & Condo Laws

This past June, the New York State Legislature and Governor enacted into law a sweeping overhaul of landlord-tenant relations throughout the State; just a few days later, these same powers enacted amendments to those amendments. While relat…

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Board Operations
2019 October Maintaining Proper Records

It is essential that a community association keep careful records of its financials, rules, and meeting minutes, just to name a few of the kinds of records boards and managers must stay on top of. Not solely because the law often requires i…

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