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Energy Conservation
2019 Winter Environmental Irritants

Home Sweet Home can become un-sweet very quickly indeed when the physical environment you’ve worked hard to create becomes a source of environmental toxicity. Chemicals, smoke, pet dander, and mold, along with other allergens and irritants,…

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Management
2019 Winter Keeping an Often Digital Paper Trail

It is essential that a community association keep thorough records of its financials, rules and regulations, meeting minutes, and so on. Not solely because the law often requires it—although following the law is certainly advisable—but also…

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Maintenance
2019 Winter Elevator Refurbishment

No matter how well-constructed and carefully maintained, no mechanical system lasts forever – and that goes for elevator cabs and equipment just as much as it applies to roofs or boilers.  At some point, your building’s vertical transportat…

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Q&A
2019 Winter Q&A: Parking Lot Garage Sale Denied

Q. I live in a five-story condominium with 24 units, 24 designated parking spots, and 6 undesignated spots. ‘Designated’ means that only the 24 people with parking tags can park in any one of the 24 designated spots (but the spots are not…

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Q&A
2019 Winter Q&A: Changing the Rules to Your Advantage

Q. Can a board member vote on a change in rules that will directly benefit him or her? For example, the board member is an investor with more than ten units and needs more parking spaces for tenants; therefore he/she moves to vote to chan…

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