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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – Crowninshield Management Corporation

Presented by: Goldman & Pease LLC

  1. APARTMENT OR CONDOMINIUM SHARING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AIRBNB

  • What are the security risks, nuisances, and property damage that result from engaging an Airbnb rental?
  • What are the best practices for avoiding problems that neighbors and property managers frequently encounter when tenants or condo unit owners use Airbnb.com?

 

  1. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS: ARE THEY REALLY INDEPENDENT?

  • When does the law define your independent contractor as an employee?
  • What are the penalties for misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor?

  1. LIMITING THE OWNER / INVESTOR RATIO IN CONDOMINIUMS

  • When is it possible to implement owner occupancy requirements for a condominium?
  • What changes must be made to the Declaration of Trust or By-laws and how is this done?
  • Can a lottery system be used to assign rental opportunities to a select number of unit owners?
  • How can a Hardship Exception be used to build flexibility into the rule?
  • Is it possible to collect fines from unit owners who rent their units in violation of the rule?

 

  1. HYBRID INSURANCE CLAIMS OF UNIT OWNERS AND CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS

  • When may the claims of unit owners be assigned to the condominium association?
  • How can a property manager determine which unit owners must assign their claims?
  • If collecting insurance proceeds, when must unit owners execute insurance releases?
  • How do property managers pursue hybrid insurance claims from HO6 and Common area policies?

 

  1. LITIGATION AGAINST DEVELOPERS FOR MOLD AND DEFECTIVE CONSTRUCTION

  • Can a condominium association file suit against the developer and/or architect of the condominium upon discovering mold or construction defects?
  • What is the Statute of Repose and how does it limit the time for initiating litigation against a developer?
  • What is the difference between an implied warranty and an express warranty and how is each handled under the statute of repose?