April 2015

Ten Things Condo Boards Must Know About Elevator Service Contracts

Elevator Service Contracts Musts

Elevator Service Contracts are always a topic of discussion in condominium associations. Your community’s elevators are one of its biggest and most expensive assets. Your community’s residents and guests ride in them every day and they expect that the elevators are being well maintained. Although most board members are unfamiliar with elevator contracts and the

Pool Safety

Pool Safety

One of the most popular features in any community association is the swimming pool. It is an attractive amenity for just about every type of resident, from empty nesters to young families. But pools are also the source of significant liability and safety concerns for the association and its residents. According to the consumer product

Music Copyrights

Music Copyrights

The music industry is changing at a breakneck pace. Gone are the record stores of yesterday, replaced by legal online retailers like iTunes or illegal filing sharing sites. The result of this rapid change is that the old business model for the music industry is crumbling, leaving music companies scrambling. As a result, artists, songwriters

A BOARD DIRECTOR’S FIDUCIARY DUTY

A Board’s Fiduciary Duty

How board members effectively perform their voluntary duties directly affects the success of their associations. There is a wealth of resources available to directors to assist in understanding and meeting their fiduciary responsibilities. Not only are there books, pamphlets, magazines and newsletters but there are professional advisors such as attorneys, accountants, reserve advisors, engineers, architects,

Going Native!

Going Native!

Over the past several years one of the biggest tends in landscaping to replace water hungry ornamental plants with species that are native to the local environment. Such a change does not create any significant trade-offs in visual appeal, but it does pay dividends in by lowering use of chemicals, water and energy. But even

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