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Condo Associations: On-Site Building Staff Roles & Responsibilities

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM on Aug 1, 2018 8:03:00 AM


 If you live in a condominium or high-rise, chances are you pass on-site building staff at some point during your day. From doorman to porters, each play an important role in front, and behind, the scenes. Learning more about the staff and their roles and responsibilities helps in understanding what it takes to keep a property properly running.

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Topics: Condominium Management, Condominium Association, On-Site Community Management

Condominium Association - When Does a Home Business Become An Issue?

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM on Feb 28, 2018 8:01:00 AM

Thoughtful young programmer coding on computer in the evening at home.jpegMore and more people these days are either telecommuting or engaged in the "gig economy" - freelancing out of their homes. Many of these home businesses are not an issue for the association - but some are. With more owners not wanting to buy in developments that disallow home-based businesses, condominium associations need to address the issue in a way that is fair to all of their residents.

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Topics: Condominium Association, Condominium Management

Guide to Understanding Satellite Dish Placement in Condos and HOAs

Posted by Staff Writer on Feb 21, 2018 8:06:00 AM

Satellite dishes used to be a major cause for contention - to the point where, in 1996, the FCC adopted the OTARD rule. This was amended to include rental property in 1999.

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Topics: Condominium Management, HOA Governance

Does your Condominium Association have a Fire-Safety Plan?

Posted by Staff Writer on Jan 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you are running a high-rise condo, then fire safety may well be on your mind - especially after the high-profile apartment block fire in London. The fire involved a number of failures, some of which are not the responsibility of anyone but the builder or contractor doing updates.

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Topics: Condominium Association, Condominium Management

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