Category: On The Board

Law & Legislation
How Transparent Should Boards Be

Living in and running  a co-op or condo can be stressful. And it's understandable that both the board of an association and those to whom it serves can find themselves overwhelmed, not only with vital information pertaining to their day-to…

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Law & Legislation
2017 November NYC’s Benchmarking Law

Though it has been in effect in New York City since 2009, questions about the City’s benchmarking law have re-entered the public conversation since the law was revised last year to include an additional 10,000 mid-size buildings. If you are…

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Board Operations
2017 November Non-Resident Board Members

For many reasons, common-interest communities such as co-ops, condominiums, and HOAs prefer that the people living in the community’s units be the actual owners of those units – rather than renters, or subtenants, or relatives of the owners…

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Board Operations
2017 November Board Arrears

One of the most difficult issues for board members and residents of co-ops, condominiums, and HOAs is that of arrearages. The problem poses practical, procedural and ethical issues, and can ultimately lead to legal repercussions. There are …

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Law & Legislation
Doing it the Right Way

In smaller buildings and associations, it's tempting for boards to do business and make decisions based on goodwill and a handshake -- board members may have been serving for decades, and know each other like family. Tempting or not however…

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Board Member 101
Help Us Help You

Serving on your building or HOA's board isn't easy -- particularly if your background is short on administrative experience. In this clip, some industry pros who work with boards every day give us some insight into what they wish more board…

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Board Member 101
So You Want to Serve on the Board

New York was a city of renters until the mid-1970’s, when the trend towards  co-op and condominium ownership began.  Prior to that, most residents chose to live here because it was the Big Apple and for the anonymity it afforded.  Unlike sm…

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