The KSN Podcast examines various aspects of our industry including community association law, landlord/tenant law, property tax appeals, and more.
In each episode, KSN attorneys share their experience and expertise as they discuss legal updates, best practices, industry trends, and more.
“Association Living Ain’t Always Easy” - Attorney Kerry Bartell explains what you need to know before purchasing in a condominium, townhome, or homeowners association, and offers advice to association boards in working with first-time association residents. (18 mins.)
“Short-Term Rentals, Long-Term Problems” - Attorney Omar Malik discusses the common issues that associations address when unit owners rent their homes to short-term tenants, including liability, security, and legal concerns. (12 mins.)
“Cannabis Act Lights Up Illinois” - Attorney David Bendoff decodes the new Illinois legislation legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, and discusses legal options for concerned condominium, townhome and homeowner associations. (14 mins.)
“To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Social Media in Associations” - Attorney David Savitt weighs the pros and cons of using social media for condominium, townhome, and homeowner association communication, and addresses the importance of an association communication policy. (13 mins.)
“Bed Bugs: Tiny Pests, Big Problems" - Attorney Michael Kreibich discusses the challenge of addressing bed bug infestations in associations, the legal requirements implemented by the city of Chicago in 2013, and how any association can be impacted by these tiny but persistent pests. (13 mins.)
"Deconversions Revisited" - Attorney Kelly Elmore reflects on how the Condominium Deconversion trend has evolved over the past few years, and highlights River City, the largest condominium deconversion to date. (17 mins.)
"Property Taxes Take a Hike" - Attorney Timothy Jacobs discussed the impact of the new Cook County Assessor on commercial properties in Northern Cook County and the process of appealing property tax assessments. (13 mins.)
"Elections" - Attorney Kelly Elmore discusses association elections in this episode of the KSN Podcast. She examines who is permitted to vote, candidacy requirements, technology’s role in the voting process, and more. (14 mins.)
"Condo Deconversions" - Attorney Kelly Elmore discusses Section 15 sales (i.e. condo deconversions) in this episode of the KSN Podcast. She examines the growing trend of condo conversions into rental units, the sales process, and the Board’s responsibilities throughout the transaction. (15 mins.)
"Explaining the Property Tax Appeals Process" - Attorney Timothy Jacobs explains the Illinois property tax appeal process in this episode of the KSN Podcast. He discusses deadlines, how to file an appeal, and more. (9 mins.)
"Tax Freeze Only a Thaw" - In this episode of the KSN Podcast, attorney Timothy Jacobs examines the proposed property tax freeze, how it could affect property tax assessments, and how property owners can appeal their taxes. (10 mins.)