Community associations fall victim to theft and embezzlement too frequently. Board members should know the warning signs and institute preventive measures before the community is left with a difficult recovery.
Condominiums and cooperatives in New York City have until Jan. 1 to comply with a safety regulation from the city’s Department of Buildings that requires installation of door-lock monitoring systems to prevent an elevator from moving if the doors are not fully closed.
It can be a tall order to enforce your association’s governing documents. Doing so in a way that promotes community spirit can be even harder, but you can be effective, flexible, and consistent with these steps.
Smoking bans in the U.S. have become commonplace over the past three decades. Secondhand smoke concerns have ignited efforts to completely ban smoking in high-rise residential buildings too.
Between student loan debt, the high cost of living in large cities, and rising housing prices, buying homes has become less practical for young people. Crowdfunding could be the means to make owning a home a reality for millennials.
From signs and speed humps to ticketing and cameras, community associations are employing different speed control measures to slow down drivers.
Negative headlines impact current and potential community association residents, managers, business partners, and staff. Ward off public relations problems before it’s too late.
The beach is calling. The pool is inviting. The backyard is enticing. Take a seat, grab a book, and start reading.
Volunteers play a critical role in making community associations vibrant and attractive places to live. Finding, motivating, directing, and maintaining volunteers’ interest, however, are challenging tasks. Communities can perfect their recruitment and retainment strategies with the following tips and tricks.
Warm summer days typically mean there are plenty of opportunities for adults and children to swim and splash in community pools. However, a shortage of lifeguards nationwide is limiting the hours, or even days, that pools are open.