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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.

The Business Judgment Rule Is Both Shield and Sword

Written by Victor M. Metsch on December 14, 2017

Harlem, Manhattan

Two appeals court rulings reveal the scope and limits of a prized protection.

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Don't eat too much or shop too much!

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Consistency is Key When Setting Maintenance

Written by Andrew Stern on November 13, 2017

New York City

Co-op boards must pick a formula and stick with it to guarantee fairness.

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Developer wants to replace 420 affordable co-op units with new buildings.

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New and Old Ways to Create Institutional Memory

Written by Frank Lovece on October 27, 2017

New York City

Many boards are using the cloud to marshal their documents.

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Paper Invoices and Checks Are SO 20th Century

Written by Lisa Prevost on October 24, 2017

New York City

Computer software speeds purchasing, billing and payments.

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Online shopping hasn’t dampened asking rents – yet.

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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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Ask the Experts

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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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