Condo Media - August 2011 - (Page 16)

MAINE N e w s R e g i o n a l Sept. 24th Maine Forum & Expo New Maine Condo Laws and More to Be Addressed C A I I n June 2011, Maine legislators passed new condominium laws that will require associations to take action now to come into compliance with mandatory statute changes. The new laws will address a number of condo operational issues including: record-keeping and the rights of owners to access records; the rights of owners to attend and receive notice of board meetings; and the ability of boards to limit access or suspend privileges of owners who fail to pay assessments. In addition, other amendments will allow associations to: more easily borrow money for repairs, improve- ments and replacement projects; and extend the association’s lien to five years. This seminar will address how these sweeping changes to the statute affect the rights of condo owners and the responsibilities of board members. In addition to new laws, industry professionals, including attorneys and managers, will discuss a variety of collection and foreclosure concerns that are threatening the financial stability of condominiums around the state. Procedural considerations in addition to protecting the association’s rights from a practical and legal perspective will be examined. Speakers will include 2011 MELAC Chair Bruce McGlauflin, Esq.; 20092010 MELAC Chair Joseph Carleton, Esq.; Douglas Britton, Esq.; Jack Carr, P.E., RS, LEED-AP; Robert Keegan, CMCA, AMS, PCAM; Jeff Martin; and John Sevigney. CM Annual Maine Regional Forum & Expo SATURDAY, SEPT. 24 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, Maine Register at or (781) 2379020, ext. 10 BARRINGTON M A N A G E M E N T C O M P A N Y Management, Accounting and Maintenance services for condominium associations Association Management from 10 to 200 units Over 15 years of serving the Condominium Community 781-648-9600 376 Massachusetts Avenue Arlington, MA 02474 FAX: 781-648-9601 WEB: 16 CONDO MEDIA • AUGUST 2011

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Condo Media - August 2011
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