Category Archives: Insurance

New Neighborhoods–Responsibility for Pipe Maintenance and Non-Owners on Board

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Responsibility for Pipe Maintenance and Non-Owners on Board Dear Poliakoffs, First, let me tell you that your column is always informative, and condo owners appreciate your efforts.  Now it is my … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Choosing an Insurance Agent and Exclusive Use Rights

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Choosing an Insurance Agent and Exclusive Use Rights This is the time of year when many associations are considering the renewal of their insurance policies, one of the largest line items … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Long-Term Guests and Mandating Flood Insurance Coverage

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Long-Term Guests and Mandating Flood Insurance Coverage Our condo documents state that guests can visit a resident for up to 30 consecutive days without being considered residents, themselves. People in our … Continue reading

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Contractor Workers’ Comp and Insurance Requirements for Condos and HOAs

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I wanted to talk a bit this week about protecting your association when you have contractors or vendors on the property.  There’s a lot of confusion in this area, especially when it comes to workers’ compensation insurance.  What proof of … Continue reading

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Black Gold–Insurance issues following our condominium association Black Water Disaster

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In this final installment detailing the fallout from the black water emergency at my condominium, I wanted to talk a bit about insurance and paying for repairs.  Now, I can’t go into specifics about our particular issue, because it’s still … Continue reading

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Old Black Water, Please Stop Rollin’…

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Black Water–it’s not just a well-regarded Doobie Brothers song or a disgraced private military company, it’s also the industry code word for raw sewage.  Water mixed with poop.  And I’ve been dealing with quite a lot of it for the … Continue reading

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