Unrectified defects, stubborn owners who refuse to comply with house rules, late issuance of strata titles, inter-floor leaks — these are some of the issues that may bring grief to strata residential owners. But how can they resolve these problems? In order to bring certainty to strata property owners, Chur Associates founder and managing partner Chris Tan offered a simple three-step problem-solving method for common issues that crop up in strata living: Read the article………………..
Social media is an outstanding tool for disseminating information, creating community and accurately targeting the right audiences for your messages. However, there are risks involved. HOAs and condo association boards must take a proactive and educated approach to this communication tool to avoid negative consequences. Social media, to say the least, is complex. It provides a venue for good and a podium for bad and sometimes the best intentions can result in the worst of results. Social media is as complex and layered as the human beings that use it. Read the article………………
Social media, blogs, and websites are the new normal of daily living in 2018. People post their thoughts, pictures and videos with the swipe of their phone sometimes without regard to accuracy or repercussions. This is a problem in communities where residents, managers, employees and others living and working in close proximity (no matter how large the community) tend to rub each other the wrong way sometimes. So what happens when an irate Owner starts posting personal information about the other residents, managers, employees and vendors online? Read the article……………….
Keeping your Condo Association in good repair requires you to actively engage with an entire ecosystem of Condo Association contractors. Professionals such as engineers, roofers, plumbers and more are required to keep things going. Your building Management will likely handle many of the interactions. Eventually, you will likely work with a project of sufficient magnitude that the Board will need to be involved. These strategies for working with Condo Association contractors will help you ensure things go smoothly. Read the article……………….
The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) 15 U.S.C.A. § 1692, et seq. applies to attorneys engaged in the collection of debt for community associations. The language contained in demand letters is a frequent source of FDCPA litigation. Liability is often imposed based on certain words contained in or omitted from the letter. Read the article……………….