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Freedom of Speech and Disruptive Owners

Social media, blogs, and websites are the new normal of daily living in 2018. People post their thoughts, pictures and videos with the swipe of their phone sometimes without regard to accuracy or repercussions. This is a problem in communities where residents, managers, employees and others living and working in close proximity (no matter …

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Telecommunication Contract Issues

Other than possibly insurance, largest single expense for many associations is the cost of bulk telecommunication service. Further, bulk telecommunication service agreements often have multi-year terms, some even going as long as ten years. Therefore, whether your association has a bulk telecommunications agreement or is looking at entering into a bulk telecommunications agreement, there …

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Condominium Contracting With a Director for Goods & Services

Directors and officers of a condominium have a fiduciary duty to its Members. Therefore, they must be very careful when entering into a contract with the association for which they are an officer or director. In March’s Community Update, I addressed Conflicts of Interests – Condominium Service Providers. In this article however I address …

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Continuing Legislative Review

Today’s column is the fourth installment of our annual review of the new laws affecting community associations and will continue our review of the new laws affecting cooperatives, which will become effective July 1, 2018. So far we have looked at changes to the Cooperative Act involving official records and board member eligibility.

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Continuing Legislative Review

Today’s column is the third installment of our annual review of the new laws affecting condominium associations and will begin to review the new laws affecting cooperatives, which will become effective July 1, 2018. So far we have looked at changes to the condominium laws involving official records, websites, financial reports, meeting notices, term …

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When Construction Occurs Next Door, Your Board Needs to Get Involved Early!

It’s likely that at some point during your community’s lifespan, new construction will occur nearby and the impact on your residents will vary both short and long-term depending on the steps your Board takes early in the process. Sometimes new construction is welcomed enthusiastically by the members of an established community but more often …

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