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Reserve studies are a useful capital planning tool for any association, but in order for your reserve study to work best for your association, it’s crucial that you choose and implement the correct reserve study service. There are four levels of reserve studies as defined by the Community Associations Institute. It’s important to understand the scope of each and how they can contribute to your association’s long-term success.
Too often with aging buildings, maintaining aesthetic elements becomes more important than maintaining building integrity. Understanding your aging infrastructure’s ins and outs, board liability, insurance, and practical steps for your board or association to take are all part of the world of building and community management.
Supply Chain Issues and Rising Costs – Best Practices for Addressing Your Community’s Capital Planning Needs
We are often asked, “how can my association account for supply chain issues and rising costs when addressing our capital planning needs?” Unfortunately, this question often times arises when a community is in the thick of addressing urgent capital projects.
When you go to the doctor for your yearly checkup, chances are you’re seeing a family doctor or general practitioner. If your doctor identifies an underlying health issue with your heart for example, they will point you in the direction of a cardiologist for further testing to uncover the root of the internal issue.
In the wake of the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers Condominium in Surfside, Florida, many people want to know how such a thing could happen.
The recent highly-publicized Surfside tragedy has motivated many property managers to contact us with questions about reserve studies for aging infrastructure. Below are answers to the most common questions we receive.
Community leaders, as defined within the Community Associations Institute’s Rights and Responsibilities for Better Communities, “have a responsibility to fulfill their fiduciary duties to the community they serve and to exercise discretion in a manner they reasonably believe to be within the best interests of their community.”