Tag Archives: Condo

What Are Governing Documents?

We’re always talking about the association’s governing documents, but what are they? State Law Almost every state has statutes governing condominiums and homeowner associations. In addition most associations are subject to the state corporations’ code. Declaration, Master Deed, or Proprietary … Continue reading

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Community Associations: Three Realities You Can’t Escape

All community associations have three things in common. Membership is mandatory. Buying a home in a community association automatically makes you an association member—by law. Governing documents are binding. Association governing documents can be compared to contracts. They specify the … Continue reading

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Condo/Homeowner Rights and Responsibilities

  Assessment-paying members of a common-interest community, owners are entitled to certain rights and—in return—owners have certain responsibilities. Condo/Homeowners have the right to: Participate in governing the community association by attending meetings, serving on committees and standing for election. Access … Continue reading

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Board Member Traits

In speaking with colleagues who are on-site managers for urban condominium buildings, I have noticed some common traits that we discuss related to successful volunteer board members and communities.  It is my belief that when board members understand their role … Continue reading

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Pool Parties and Liability Concerns

  This past weekend the annual pool party was held in my own high-rise condominium community.  This event has become a huge extravaganza.  This year’s entertainment included a DJ, hula-hoop contest, beer chugging contest, belly dancers, Middle Eastern drummers, and … Continue reading

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Condominium and Homeowner’s Monthly Dues – What Does it Take to Maintain a Community?

A friend of mine who lives in the same building as I recently commented to me that he is happy to pay whatever is necessary to live in our building as long as it was maintained to the same high … Continue reading

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Condo Living – Who’s Who?

Many folks who live in a condominium community usually come and go about their business never thinking about those who serve or work for their community.  For many, as long as their care-free lifestyle is uninterrupted and building systems are … Continue reading

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