“Hold Up: 5 Areas to Negotiate on Elevator Maintenance Contracts,” Community Association Management Insider

“Hold Up: 5 Areas to Negotiate on Elevator Maintenance Contracts,” Community Association Management Insider

Properly operating elevators rank near the top of the most important — and most visible —equipment in a community association. Yet some communities sign standard service contracts without giving the terms much thought.

“One of the biggest mistakes across the board with associations is not having a lawyer look over the elevator contracts,” says Jennifer Horan, a shareholder in the Naples, Fla., office of Becker & Poliakoff. “There are a lot of provisions that I’d recommend changing if possible.”

Click here to learn more about some of the critical areas associations should try to negotiate with the provider.

Jennifer Horan is a Board Certified Specialist in Condominium and Planned Development Law and represents condominium, cooperative, mobile home and homeowners’ associations located throughout Southwest Florida including Collier, Lee, Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. She has particular experience in covenant enforcement and foreclosure law, and has also practiced in the areas of commercial, business and tort litigation. To learn more about Jennifer, please click here.