Condo Leak Repair Responsibility

January 17, 2021

What to Do, and Who to Call First You discover a water leak in your condo and aren’t sure who to call. You have a duty to mitigate damage regardless of who bears responsibility for a condo leak repair. The short answer is that it depends on the circumstances. Whomever bears responsibility, it is the owner’s duty to mitigate leak […]

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The New/COVID Normal and Costs to HOAs

January 16, 2021

Original article by Karen Martinez, CCAM, CAMEx. Published in a revised version as Perspectives – Factoring Costs of COVID-19 in the January/February 2021 issue of Common GroundTM magazine, the flagship publication of Community Associations Institute (CAI). With over a year of the pandemic behind us, experts have significant insight into the COVID-19 cost increases to […]

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Tips for Working Remotely from Home

Balancing Remote Work and Home Life During COVID

December 22, 2020

Know Which Boundaries to Set, and When Over half of the commuting work population has worked from home since early 2020 due to COVID-19. In HOA management companies, we’ve proven just how successful remote work can be for boards and residents, as well as for management staff. Business tactics for eliminating the COVID impact included […]

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Property Management Company Limitations

August 31, 2020

Reinforcing this helpful excerpt from @Boardspace on Twitter: Do not make the property manager require board approval for the purchase of low-value services or products.  If the property manager cannot be trusted to spend a few thousand dollars on the condo’s behalf, then the board has engaged the wrong manager. A limit is necessary, of […]

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More couples are working together at home during COVID

Working from Home – Doing it Right

July 9, 2020

We’ve got more time back each day now by not having to commute to and from work. It’s important to remember how much we all need structure in our daily lives to achieve a sense of balance and well-being.

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