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March 30 2017  - April 1 2017
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Tripped Up
By: Nena Groskind
February 2017
Insurance pitfalls. Now there’s a topic that could fill a book and probably more than one. Few issues are more important for condominium owners and association boards than insurance, and few are more complicated and more likely to trip them up.

Casting a Vote, Counting It Twice?
By: Nena Groskind
January 2017
Pick up any condominium publication – including this one – or attend an industry convention, and you will almost certainly find someone writing or talking about the difficulty of finding owners willing to serve on association boards. So it was somewhat surprising to see a recent spate of articles detailing reports of fraud in condominium elections. Are there really owners who are so desperate to serve on boards that they are willing to manipulate the election results? Apparently so.

Everything Changes
By: Nena Groskind
December 2016
Everything changes. There is certainly nothing revelatory about that observation, but it has particular meaning for condominium associations. Changes in state laws, judicial precedents and evolving notions of industry "best practices" can make some provisions in association governing documents irrelevant or outdated, create conflicts between the documents and the laws, or introduce uncertainty and ambiguity that can increase liability risks.

Mixed Feelings
By: Nena Groskind
November 2016
Nearly 40 years ago, the Massachusetts legislature responded to the state’s affordable housing shortage by enacting legislation (Chapter 40b) requiring communities to meet an affordability benchmark -10 percent of their housing stock must be “affordable” to moderate-income residents. Communities that fall below that standard must waive local zoning and planning requirements that bar the construction of multifamily developments, if a specified percentage of the units (usually 25 percent) are affordable.

CAI-NE Annual Condo Conference & Expo
October 2016
Annual Condo Conference & Expo Saturday, Oct. 22nd, Burlington, MA Offers Something for Condo Board Members, Managers and Business Partners

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