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Our informative articles give decision makers from NYC residential co-ops or condos the knowledge to govern their co-op or condo effectively. Learn about policy issues, from setting and enforcing house rules to how to debate lobby renovation. Understand the rules and conventions your conduct as a board member is subject to. Keep up with the laws and expectations your building must comply with.

Condo board had to get creative to finance major repairs.

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Major facade and elevator projects are guided by ad hoc committees.

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No Weed Testing for Job Applicants

Written by Bill Morris on April 16, 2019

New York City

City is first to bar employers from drug testing possible hires.

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Board has power to deny lease renewal over a peripatetic pet.

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A cooling market is a time for boards to rethink demand for high sale prices.

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The Armor of the Business Judgment Rule Can Be Pierced

Written by Ira Brad Matetsky on February 28, 2019

New York City

Boards are not immune to legal challenges over apartment sales.

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The board didn't listen to shareholders. That has changed.

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Who Should Run for the Co-op Board?

Written by Michele Cardella on February 08, 2019

New York City

Some people – the empathetic ones – are better suited for board service than others.

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Demand Response: Getting Paid to Reduce Kilowatts

Written by Carol Ott on January 29, 2019

Demand Response is the Con Ed program that gives some to get some.

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Here are the 10 Commandments on pegging maintenance.

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Learn all the basics of NYC co-op and condo management, with straight talk from heavy hitters in the field of co-op or condo apartments

Professionals in some of the key fields of co-op and condo board governance and building management answer common questions in their areas of expertise

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