2019 Fall
Focus on... Board Operations

Board Operations
2019 Fall Managing Board Conflict

In a community association, it falls to the board to put out any fires that ignite among the property’s residents. But what happens when the blaze springs up between the board members themselves?  Those who volunteer to serve on their comm…

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Board Operations
2019 Fall Board Optics

Community association and co-op boards typically consist of elected volunteers whose job is to serve the best interests of the community in day-to-day decisions both big and small. In an ideal world, every board would live and die by its fi…

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Board Operations
2019 Fall Board Demographics

Volunteerism is arguably the bedrock of co-op and condominium communities. One buys into one or the other with the expectation of participating in the governance and operation of the property. Volunteering for board or committee service, th…

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Q&A
2019 Fall Q&A: Pest Infestation

Q. I was wondering about pest control responsibility. I live in a condo building in South Florida, and I’m getting constant roaches in my unit. I’m a very clean person and had no problem for 10 years. Obviously the building is infested. W…

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2019 Fall Q&A: Parking Complaint

Q. Three years ago a couple bought a condo in our building “as is,” and with only one assigned parking spot. Since that time, they have been trying to get a second parking spot since everyone else in the building has two assigned parking …

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Q&A
2019 Fall Q&A: When Husband and Wife Serve on the Board Together

Q. Can a husband and wife serve at the same time on a condo board, or is it a conflict of interest? The husband is the president, and the wife is the treasurer. There are three board members in a 13-apartment condo complex. —Considering …

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