CAM Mash Up: This Week (Nov 18-22, 2013)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on November 23, 2013

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Renters in Associations? Another kind of holiday stuffing? CAM legal issues, machine lifespan, and pets—it's this week in Community Association Management!

As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mash Up and feel free to share it too!

To Rent or Not to Rent

Should renters be allowed within associations? This is a question that many boards have been on the fence about for decades. Sometimes it’s a great idea, other times it’s a terrible one. Here’s the breakdown.

Don’t Stuff Yourself

The holidays seem to be a stressful time of year for a lot of people. Stefanie Scott, Account Executive at TOPS Software, has some advice for property managers on how to eliminate at least one headache—stuffing envelopes—from the hectic holiday season and year ‘round! With one less task on your plate, you’ll have more time to indulge in the stuffing recipe at the end of the article!

Breaking the Law

As a community association manager, you do your best to stay within the laws and regulations of your state. But what if there was an entire list of ways you could possibly be breaking the law and not even know it? See how one dispute between the Florida Bar Association and CAMs is playing out.


Nothing lasts forever. Not even the most durable buildings and machinery. It’s important to have working estimates of usable life span which can help when planning long and short term budgets. You’ll be happy you did!

Bye Benson

Imagine signing a lease and then three months after moving in being told you must get rid of your beloved dog if you wish to stay?! For most of us, our pets are like children so the thought is incomprensible. Christina Stephenson was told just that. What do you think the condo board should have done in this situation?

Communication is Key

Does your community Association have a newsletter? It is a great way to ensure owners are well informed. Newsletters also keep you board member focused on more important tasks rather than spending all their time answering owner’s questions. Now get writing!

Do You Have Big News This Week?

If you've got big news that would be relevant to other CAM professionals, please share it with us in the comments below.


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