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Condo Media Magazine Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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August 2016
We’ve all heard that oral contracts “aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.” The same might be said of the certificates of insurance condo associations demand from their contractors: The certificates aren’t what they appear to be; they don’t provide the protection boards and association managers think they are getting.
Stephen Marcus, Esq., CCAL and John Shaffer, Esq.

Life in a condominium can be challenging when neighbors do not see eye-to-eye - and they very often don't. And when owners and trustees can't resolve their disagreements, the condominium community suffers.
Jeanne M. Kempthorne

Should community association obtain long-term (25- or 30-year) loans to finance major capital repair and replacement projects?
Nena Groskind

As the baby boomer generation (80 million people born between 1946 and 1964) ages, they want to downsize from a single-family home to a community living arrangement, which generally means an over 55 community.
Mark Rosen, Esq.
“The exterior lighting is terrible.” So what do you do when the board keeps getting complaints from the unit owners that they feel unsafe in the parking lot due to under-illumination from the aging light fixtures; or the street lamps are leaning like Pisa’s tower; or the treasurer is reporting high electric lighting bills?
Jack Carr, P.E>, RS, LEED-AP
Don’t say I didn’t warn you. This column space has, on several occasions, made reference to the legislation seeking to overhaul RSA 356-B. I have provided updates over the past two years with respect to HB 353, a rather massive rewrite of the New Hampshire Condominium Act.
Gary M. Daddario, Esq.
It is summer and you’re looking forward to renting out that new con-dominium you just purchased near the beach … but can you rent it without violating the condominium’s governing documents?
Veronica C. Viveiros, Esq.
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