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Move It Or Lose It ………. What Do You Do With All The Files and Papers ?

December 12, 2016

RETENTION OF ASSOCIATION RECORDS Association records can be very important in detailing the history of an association’s activities and documenting decisions made by the board. It is important to keep these records but records can accumulate quickly even in a small association. Many associations have space constraints but unfortunately a board cannot use that as […]

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3730-3740 Lake Shore Drive Condominium Association Meeting Vintage Condo Challenges

December 12, 2016

In January 2009 the publication Condo Lifestyles documented the herculean efforts of 3730-3740 Lake Shore Drive volunteer board and committee members. Although in 1929 an abrupt and financially disastrous ending to the decade occurred with the collapse of the stock market, the bankruptcy of many businesses and the loss of personal fortunes, buildings endured. One of these illustrious edifices, 3730-40 Lake […]

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Everything You Need To Know To Make Decisions About Owners Real Estate Taxes

December 12, 2016

Boards of directors of Chicago condominium associations have the ability to act on behalf of the unit owners they are elected to represent in order that owners homes are assessed fairly by the Cook County real estate tax assessor. This action is called a collective appeal .A board’s authority to make this appeal is found […]

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Ever Had A Complaint That Someone’s Making Too Much Noise ???

December 12, 2016

I was asked to write an article in 2003 by Christopher Durso the edititor of Common Ground a national magazine published by the Community Association Institute. Chris was looking for someone with knowledge of the problems that relate to noise in community associations, especially in the most unforgiving conditions, the urban mid and hi rises. […]

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