Pets or Pests?
Dealing With Companion Animals
Whether they consider themselves dog people, cat people, or exotic bird people, millions of condo residents in Florida o…
Dealing With Code Violations
Better Safe Than Sorry
Those of us without engineering degrees tend to take the buildings in which we live and work for granted. We simply ass…
Bankrolling the Board
The Question of Compensation
Condo board membership can be a grind. Board members are faced with tough decisions regarding the betterment of their c…
Knowing When to Call Your Manager
Response to Calls is an Essential Part of the Manager’s Job
Olivia Pope, the main character on ABC’s Scandal, is a professional fixer. If you have a problem—any problem—she can fi…
Board Owner Do’s and Don’ts
What Makes a Board Successful?
It only takes a few minutes of a web search to uncover the traits that make a successful person or business owner. For e…
Securing Your Building Exteriors
Keeping the Outside Safe
Exteriors of buildings aren’t always smooth brick walls. There are all sorts of indentations and protrusions, from terra…
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Plumbing the Depths
Pipes, Drains, and Your Building's Water Supply
Of all the modern conveniences we take for granted, perhaps none is as profoundly basic —and indispensable—as indoor pl…
To Claim, or Not to Claim?
The Insurance Dilemma