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Unauthorized 6-29-17

Manager’s Perspective: When it Comes to Practicing Law, Leave it to Legal Counsel

 

Whether done intentionally or unintentionally, the unauthorized practice of law can land a property manager in hot water. Not only could a manager’s job be on the line, but there are also legal issues associated with practicing law without a license. Therefore, rather than addressing legal matters on their own, managers should instead turn to counsel, said Denise Becker, Senior Vice President of Homestead Management Services, Inc. in Pine Brook and Hillsborough, New Jersey.

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Budgets Manager 11-9-17

Managers Perspective: Keeping your Association’s Budget on Track

This time of year, many association managers are getting ready to present their budget drafts to their communities’ boards of directors. That is, if the association’s fiscal year is the same as a calendar year. However, no matter what the fiscal year schedule is, it’s important that mangers take certain steps to keep the budget process on the right track all year long.

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Medical Marijuana Use: Are the Association’s Rules Up in Smoke?

When it comes to medical marijuana, it’s not what you know but who you know. That’s the best advice experts can give homeowner associations tackling smoking cannabis for medical reasons, according to Joel Meskin, Esq., CIRMS, CCAL, Vice President of Community Association Insurance and Risk Management at McGowan Program Administrators in Fairview Park, Ohio.

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Navigating a Construction Project Using a Contract Administrator

The board has recently decided that the roads within your housing complex need to be repaved. As a resident and member of the board, you’re very unfamiliar with how the process works. Board members are discussing engineering terms and bids and contract administrators. And, to be frank, you sit silently in the meeting asking yourself “What even is contract administration?”

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