While presidential candidates debate constitutional rights, Community Association Management professionals had their own debates this week. The question is where do people's constitutional rights begin and end when living in multifamily housing? What are your thoughts on the matter? Let us know if the comments, in this week's CAM Mashup!
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 please share it too!
I'll Just Make My Own
When residents feel they aren't getting satisfaction through official channels, they often turn to the Internet, making dissident websites or Facebook pages. While they have First Amendment rights, the Board does have some recourse. Learn more here.
Privacy in Multifamily
Privacy is hard enough to come by in a condo or co-op where every unit is surrounded by others. But a recent bust in a condominium has raised questions about the privacy expectations of Condo owners under the 4th Amendment. The whole thing started with a drug sniffing police dog roaming the hallways of a condo building and finding something they weren't expecting to find. It raises the question, 'Do owners in multifamily buildings have fewer rights than other citizens?'
Seven Deadly Sins (Of CAM Websites)
Some CAM websites are fantastic, but many more commit serious sins that are detrimental to the effectiveness of their website. In this new series on The Seven Deadly Sins of Management Company Websites, we explore how greed and lust can bring your website down.
Governing Documents Pyramid
Not sure which has priority, your community's bylaws or the Articles of Incorporation? Much like the FDA Food Pyramid, there is also a pyramid to show the order of importance for the governing documents that binds the owner to the association. Are you in the know when it comes to the hierarchy of governing documents?
World Back Up Day
"Don’t be an April Fool. It’s world back up day, this means it’s time for you to make sure that you’ve got the technology in place to keep your information protected. With the cloud, you can easily back up your files and ensure that your business will stay up and running if disaster strikes."
There’s a Fungus Among Us
Black Mold: Your worst nightmare. But no worries, if mold strikes one of your properties, there are some quick easy steps you can take to fight the good fight! Find out here how to get started!
Communities with HOA’s are generally a very safe place to reside, however, there are some major pitfalls that HOA’s can fall victim to when it comes to security. Triple check your system with this awesome guide to help protect both you and your residents.