Category: On The Board

Management Relations
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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Law & Legislation
2019 June Vetting Prospective Buyers

Buying an apartment in New York City isn’t just a matter of finding the right unit and qualifying for a mortgage. In the case of a co-op, it’s also a matter of passing muster with the board. And even for a condominium world today, prospecti…

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Law & Legislation
2019 June Board Misconduct

Everyone – including the boards and managers of community associations – inevitably makes mistakes, or is guilty of using poor judgment. And while it’s very unlikely that every member of a community will commit outright illegal acts, it’s a…

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Law & Legislation
2019 June Governing by the Book

Most newly-elected condo or co-op board members aren’t experts in running a multifamily building or development. They may be eager, enthusiastic, and committed to serving their community. But they also probably have little idea of how to do…

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Law & Legislation
2019 June Legal & Legislative Update 2019

Laws, and the legal decisions that support and enforce them, are constantly evolving and can affect every facet of community life in HOAs, condominiums and co-ops. While law and legal cases can emanate from any of our three levels of govern…

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Management Relations
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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