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Archive for January, 2011

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It’s Getting Scary Out There

It's Getting Scary Out There Maybe I should take the latest complaints I’m getting about living conditions in stride – only these are from inmates, not apartment owners. Dissatisfied residents of co-ops and condos contact me all the time. Usually their anger is directed against board members, which I figure is natural given the power they wield over the rank and file on the home front, and sometimes seek to extend beyond the bounds of the building. But convicted criminals? Read more »
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Who’s The Boss?

Who's The Boss? You are, if you’re on the board of your building. Yes, I’ve taken to task over weaning board members who drink too deeply from the draught of power. But just as problematic are those at the other extreme, who don’t drink deeply enough, and allow their management company to usurp their role. Read more »
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It’s A Two-Way Street

It's A Two-Way Street Rank and file owners also have to do the right thing for the building in the coming year. Here are a few suggestions of resolutions for them to make. Read more »
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Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises Happy New Year to you and your building. Here are a few resolutions board members can make to better serve their flock. Read more »
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