2019 March
Focus on... Exterior Maintenance

Exterior
2019 March Building Demolition

Cities are crowded. That’s a simple fact. In the best of circumstances, there’s noise, dirt, dust, and the usual urban pests. Add to that the construction of a new building next to or nearby yours, and annoyance can quickly become overwhelm…

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Exterior
2019 March Maintaining Exterior Spaces

Whether it’s a balcony, terrace, patio or roof deck, outdoor space is many an apartment owner’s dream.  Desirable – and valuable – as they are, these spaces do present specific maintenance considerations for individual owners, co-op corpora…

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Exterior
2019 March Exterior Cleaning

Home is where the heart is, sure – but it’s also where most of where any given owner or shareholder’s money is. For most people, their home represents their single biggest investment. And in a community association, both individual units an…

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Exterior
2019 March Facade Repair and Restoration

When you close your eyes and picture any building, you are quite likely imagining its facade – the outer shell which protects and contains all of the hustle and bustle that goes on within. In a residential property, the facade is what separ…

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Real Estate Trends
2019 March Telecom for Your Community

As more and more of our daily lives become more intertwined with online entertainment and services, internet access has become a home utility along with electricity and running water. Boards can take for granted that every resident in their…

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Q&A
2019 March Q&A: Addressing Mismanagement Issues

Q. How do you go about filing a complaint against the board and property management for financial mismanagement? We suspect the board has exhausted its operating expense budget on items that are deemed capital expenses. The board is now a…

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Q&A
2019 March Q&A: I Wanna See the Books!

Q. I am a shareholder in a cooperative apartment, and I believe that building money is being used for personal uses. I have been denied access to the building’s books.  As a shareholder, what can I do to see them?                        …

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Q&A
2019 March Q&A: Neighbor’s Leaky Radiator

Q. Recently I had a leak from a faulty radiator coming from the co-op unit above me that damaged a part of my ceiling – roughly a 30” x 40” area. The superintendent fixed the leaky radiator, and some time later scraped the water-damaged p…

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