Sep 18, 2018

KASS: An open question for Community Association boards

Are you concerned about cybersecurity in your association? Have you taken any steps to protect the association’s assets and records. I just read an interesting report based on a national […]

Aug 23, 2018

KASS: When a board member is a problem

Q:       There are five board members in our condo; I am the President. One of the elected board members is a major problem. He disrupts every board meeting by bringing […]

May 29, 2018

KASS: Electing new board members

Q:   I am writing as I live in a condo complex consisting of 296 units and we had a meeting on March 29 to elect new board members. At this […]

Feb 19, 2018

KASS: Who has control of common social room?    

Q:     I live in a 12-unit condominium. There is a social room in the basement. When we moved in about a year ago, everyone had a key and unrestricted access […]

Feb 9, 2018

KASS: New tax law didn’t change exclusion of gain

Q:     Did the new tax law change the up-to $500,000 exclusion of gain? We are selling and were not able to finalize the sale before the end of last year. […]

Aug 30, 2017

KASS: Bad news from county should be appealed

Q:   We bought an acre of land more than 20 years ago. We planned on building on the land when I retired but things have changed since then. We were […]

Mar 16, 2017

KASS: Does counsel represent the association or the board?

Q:   Have you ever discussed in your articles the following potential conflict of interest situation? Community association legal counsel are hired by boards and paid by boards. Invariably, when reviewing […]

Feb 22, 2017

KASS: Is moving money within group’s authority?

In reviewing the monthly financial reports for our condominium association, I noted that a large amount of money was transferred from one of our money market accounts to another without […]

Nov 8, 2016

KASS: Protecting condo association funds, and their officers

Q:     I have just been elected president of my 150-unit condominium association and have heard that some property managers throughout the country have embezzled association funds. How can we protect […]

Nov 2, 2016

KASS: Different types of deeds explained

Q:     In the past, you have explained the various ways homeowners can take title. But aren’t there several different types of deed? Carrie. A:       Dear Carrie: Yes, oversimplified , there […]

Aug 3, 2015

KASS: Realtor violated NAR code of ethics

DEAR BENNY: We recently listed our house with a real estate agent. We shopped around a long time before deciding on (let’s call him) Tom.  After several weeks Tom presented […]

Jul 2, 2015

KASS: Seller sued because contract listed A/C

DEAR BENNY: I just read an article you wrote about how disclosing home defects is the best way to avoid a lawsuit. I wanted to ask you few questions because […]

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