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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.

Institutional Memory Moves Into the Cloud

Written by Frank Lovece on October 17, 2017

New York City

Project-management platforms store board documents in one place, forever.

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This school of thought says maintenance should be allowed to rise – gently.

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Two schools of thought on the best way to meet fiduciary duties.

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New State Law Seeks to End Conflicts of Interest

Written by Marianne Schaefer on October 05, 2017

New York State

Annual reports on contracts will be required beginning in 2018.

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Some boards can block children from inheriting their parents’ apartment.

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Cord Cutters a Factor When Buying Cable TV Service

Written by Frank Lovece on September 25, 2017

New York City

Co-op and condo boards grapple with changing technology and tastes.

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An App Called Slack Can Organize Board Conversations

Written by Kathryn Farrell on September 11, 2017

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

A way to manage the flow of talk between boards and their managers.

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Get Rid of the Friction and Factions in Board Meetings

Written by Julie Zuraw on August 18, 2017

New York City

Using Robert’s Rules of Order brings discipline to board meetings.

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How to Get the Best Bid on Capital Projects

Written by Michael Berenson on August 14, 2017

New York City

By using a spreadsheet, management can gauge true cost of “options.”

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Tailor House Rules to Suit Your Building

Written by Mark Elman on August 08, 2017

New York City

Boards need to update house rules – and enforce them fairly.

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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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