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common area

n. in condominium and some cooperative housing projects, the areas not owned by an individual owner of the condominium or cooperative residence, but shared by all owners, either by percentage interest or owned by the management organization. Common areas may include recreation facilities, outdoor space, parking, landscaping, fences, laundry rooms and all other jointly used space. Management is by a homeowners' association or cooperative board, which collects assessments from the owners and pays for upkeep, some insurance, maintenance and reserves for replacement of improvements in the common area. This can also refer to the area in a shopping center or mall outside of the individual stores, for which each business pays a share of maintenance based on percentage of total store space occupied.

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The 7,000-square-foot common area space includes leasing and management offices, a fitness center, yoga room, cyber cafe, executive center and meet-and-greet area.
If included in the relevant component or unit, this would increase the area of the component or unit and generally also increase its liability to contribute to other common area service charges.
A portion of the construction gross area of a building used exclusively by the occupant for residential purposes, exclusive of limited common area and restricted headroom area.
Evidently the rules are quite clear: "The Meyer Estates development is not permitted to have 'community gardens,' picnic tables, or playground equipment in the common area of the subdivision," Habitat for Humanity informed residents by letter two weeks ago.
Ahmed Al-Karuri held a meeting here today within the framework of Joint Permanent Saudi-Sudanese Committee on the joint exploitation of natural resources in the Red Sea seabed in the common area between the two countries.
This additional service includes maintenance and rebuilds of common area buildings, fencing, roofing, windows, maintaining entrances and sidewalks, weather or accident damage repairs and replacements and more.
MOTORISTS have been targeted in a clampdown on speeding or parking inconsiderately in the Galley Common area of Nuneaton, Police officers have issued 26 advice notes to motorists for inconsiderate or illegal parking - and seven motorists also received fixed penalty notices for repeat parking offences.
In contrast, property managers often have a duty concerning common area maintenance and business invitees using common areas.
Now, in what is believed to be another first, a Woodland Hills attorney is suing the owners of his apartment complex for allowing tenants to smoke by the pool, the barbecues, the playground -- in any common area of the 20-acre property -- because the secondhand smoke has allegedly harmed his 5-year-old daughter.
The court also found no violation in the policy of strip-searching inmates when they were leaving or returning to an inmate area, noting that the inmate could choose not to attend a service because of the policy and could pray in his cell or common area instead.
LB Furniture Industries, LLC, provides chairs, tables, and related products for use in dining and common area settings in eldercare environments.
CPAs can structure companies' royalty payment agreements, for example, to conform to the terms of the licensing deal in order to avoid intellectual property squabbles--an increasingly common area of contention in the technology and pharmaceutical fields (see "Techniques to Turn Intellectual Property Into More Profitable Assets," Jof A, Sep.

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