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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.

A Transition Team Can Bring New Board Members Up to Speed

Written by Robert Ferrara on September 24, 2018

New York City

Like any business, co-ops and condos need to groom new officers.

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Expertise Welcome – Up to a Point

Written by Robert A. Rissetto on September 21, 2018

New York City

Co-op and condo board members need to use their day-job expertise judiciously.

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Since New York doesn’t block former felons from serving on co-op and condo boards, voters need to ask: How serious was the crime?

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Loose Lips Sink Ships – and Co-ops and Condos

Written by Ellen Kornfeld on September 17, 2018

New York City

Board members should direct all whispers to the property manager.

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Is Brevity the Soul of (Smart) Board Meeting Minutes?

Written by Mark Levine on September 14, 2018

New York City

Co-op and condo boards open themselves to liability by recording too much.

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What Happens in the Boardroom Should Stay in the Boardroom

Written by Steven Greenbaum on September 11, 2018

New York City

Transparency in co-ops and condos is wonderful – up to a point.

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Co-op and Condo Boards Are Not for Playing Monopoly

Written by Eleni Magoulas on September 10, 2018

New York City

New board members need to insist on checks and balances.

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Conflicts of Interest Can Be Sheep in Wolf's Clothing

Written by Michael Feldman on August 28, 2018

New York City

Good advice can look like a conflict. Learn to see the difference.

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Tribeca co-op board shuts out member to discuss illegal AC unit.

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When to Review, When to Renew Your Insurance

Written by Mari Ann Cole on August 17, 2018

New York City

Sending out bids for renewal every year is overkill.

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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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