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Law & Legislation
2015 June 2015 Illinois Legislative Update

Like a python that has swallowed a deer and now needs to rest while digesting it, the Illinois General Assembly emerged from a 2014 session full of important common-interest community association legislation, and paused in 2015 to digest w…

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Law & Legislation
2015 June The Condo as Legal Entity

In South Africa, it’s called a “sectional title.” In Quebec, it’s a copropriété divise or “divided co-property.” In Italy, they call it “condominio,” derived from Latin. Regardless of location, a condominium, commonly referred to as “condo…

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Law & Legislation
2015 June Reducing Risks

For co-ops, condos, and HOAs, insurance premiums are some of those quiet necessities that tend to fly under the budgetary radar until it is time to examine the bottom line, provoking a search for savings. Without a doubt, insurance e…

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Q&A
2015 June Q&A: Bad Balconies?

Q I live in a new condo within an 185-unit building that opened nearly five years ago. Some of the units, including mine, have balconies which provide stellar views. For over a year now, we have been warned not to step out onto said…

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Management
2015 June You Must Be New Here

Every relationship starts the same way—people getting to know each other and moving into a new co-op or condo is no different. It’s actually a lot like moving into a new town; there are new neighbors, new rules and new community leaders. S…

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Q&A
2015 June Q&A: Keeping Crime at Bay

Q My association has noticed an uptick in criminal activity lately and we are looking for some guidance as to what is the best course of action to curb illegal activity and, in particular, gang activity that seems to be occurring on…

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