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New Local Law Requires Adoption of a Smoking Policy

Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018

A new local law requires all building to adopt a smoking policy by the end of August 2018. Click hear to learn about how to come to a consensus with your board and make a policy that best serves your community.

NYC Benchmarking Law Extends to Mid-Sized Buildings

Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018

Is your building effected by Local Law 133? Read on to find out.

Message from President Dan Wurtzel: Commitment to Continuing Education

Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018

FirstService Residential President Dan Wurtzel provides an update regarding recent company events and points of interest for boards, residents, and potential clients.

Letter Grade to be Required for Residential Buildings

Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018

New York City is getting ready to implement a city-wide grading system for energy efficiency. How does your building stack up?

Is Now The Time for Your Building to Undertake a Heating Distribution Assessment?

Posted on Friday February 02, 2018

Learn about the many benefits you can gain by undertaking a heating distribution assessment for your condo or coop.

Significant Savings Can Be Achieved through Protesting Real Estate Tax Assessments

Posted on Friday February 02, 2018

Is your condo or coop losing significant savings by not protesting Real Estate Tax Assessments?

Fast Facts About the Tax Certiorari Process in New York City

Posted on Friday February 02, 2018

Everything you need to know about the tax certiorari process in New York.

Ensuring Cooling Towers Compliance and Safety

Posted on Friday February 02, 2018

Make sure that the cooling towers of your condo or coop meet local compliance laws and are safe for residents.

Storm Season Is Tough, But So Are Non-Weather Related Emergencies – Are You Prepared?

Posted on Tuesday January 23, 2018

As a board member of a New York City condominium or cooperative, you understand that emergencies happen. Blackouts, burst pipes, gas leaks and fires aren’t things we like to think about, but they are part of life. The good news is that by partnering with an experienced and knowledgeable property management company, your building can be thoroughly prepared while minimizing the risk of potential damages from these non-weather related emergencies. In such instances, remember that your property manager  is a valuable asset to your community when the going gets tough. 
 

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