2017 October
Focus on... Board Operations

Board Operations
2017 October Board Elections

A condominium or homeowners’ association is both a communal living environment and democratic institution, governed by an elected board that has a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the association as a whole. The board itself i…

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Board Operations
2017 October Board Roles & Responsibilities

The beating heart of a condominium association or HOA is the board of directors.  According to neighborhuddle.com, the role of that body is as follows: “The association has responsibility for its common elements as well as the management a…

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Board Operations
2017 October Board Dysfunction

A condominium or HOA community is only as strong as its board. This is the elected body that will make all of the official decisions on behalf of residents – for a while, at least. Ideally, this term will fly by, as a benevolent and harmoni…

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Management
2017 October Hiring New Management

Handling the day-to-day business of a community association is no simple task, even for boards overseeing a relatively small property. There are books to balance, residents to placate, repairs to schedule, and a multitude of other boxes tha…

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Q&A
2017 October Q&A: When a Sex Offender Moves In

Q. I was recently made aware that a sex offender has moved into my building. He moved into his girlfriend’s apartment. I made the board aware of this, and even gave them a printout from criminal justice. We have a lot of children living i…

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Q&A
2017 October Q&A: Owners' Lack of Interest in Serving on the Board

Q. I live in a 96-unit condominium building and have served on the board of our association for 16 years. There are nine of us on the board, seven of whom including myself are at the age where some owners younger than we are should be thi…

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