Archives December 2010

ApnaComplex really helped all of our office bearers to transact the association related matters transparently

Ending the year on a high note with this wonderful testimonial from Ravichandran Ramakrishnan, Treasurer at Citilights Liberty:

“We have been using ApnaComplex web portal in our complex for past 5 months and find is very helpful to manage our day to day work. It really helped in bringing all the details of our complex in one place with help of Member Directory, Vehicle Directory, Asset Register & Vendor Directory. ApnaComplex really helped all of our office bearers to transact the association related matters transparently with the help of Complaint box and Noticeboard modules.

In addition, as a Treasurer, ApnaComplex has been a boon to manage accounting areas like creating maintenance invoices, other charges like Club house usage etc. I really love the automatic soft copy of receipt issued to member upon payment confirmation. Bank reconciliation is helpful to maintain the accuracy for auditing. Mail and SMS support are great help to deal with members.

More than all these, the support we receive from ApnaComplex is exemplary – the support team responds instantaneously in most of the cases for any queries or clarifications.

I wish the team at ApnaComplex reach greater heights.”

Thank you Ravi for your words and support!


Five Ways To Bring About Collective Pest Control In Your Apartment Complex

Keeping your apartment complex free of pests is very important, because this way you can ensure that you and your family are not exposed to any form of infections or diseases.

In a huge space like an apartment complex, keeping pests away can be quite hard indeed. This can be set right by bringing together effective steps that every resident in the apartment complex can follow, because pest control is something that can only be achieved through the collective effort of all residents and apartment association members.

Watch Out For Breeding Sites!

Watch Out For Breeding Sites!

When it comes to pest control, you’ll need to take care of two aspects – pest control at home and pest control in all common areas in an apartment complex. Eliminating pests from the common areas in an apartment can be the hardest thing to do, because of the sheer vast nature of these areas. There are certain steps that you can follow to do your bit in contributing towards pest control and these are:

Keeping The Common Areas Clean

Keeping a place clean is the simplest way to ensure that pests don’t breed on any account. If you’re worried about pests breeding in common areas in an apartment complex like swimming pools and play areas, you should make sure that these areas are clean. This can be too much work, so the best you can do is bring up this topic during an apartment association meeting and highlight the importance of having spotlessly clean common areas. This will help in getting rid of pests like mosquitoes easily.

Eliminating All Breeding Sites

During your pest control drive, you can remove all their potential breeding sites with the help of the other residents and association members within the apartment complex. The main regions where pests tend to breed within an apartment complex are water bodies with old and stagnant water. All water bodies that have stagnant water need to be cleared, as pests can easily breed in these conditions, and this is one of the main reasons why you need to keep your swimming pool clean and well maintained during winter time.

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Opting For Professional Help

Opting for professional help from pest control companies is a very wise step, and this can help you with getting rid of the pests in your apartment complex for good. You can take this issue up with your apartment association too because, with a professional pest control service taking charge of the situation, the collective work of all the other residents will be cut out. These pest control companies normally use chemicals to get rid of pests, and it is important to make sure that they don’t use chemicals that may actually harm residents who are allergic to the same.

Following Proper Waste Disposal

Sometimes when garbage and other waste materials tend to accumulate within the apartment complex, pests start breeding and spreading. Every apartment complex should have a proper system for waste disposal so that no pests breed at any cost.

Opting For Mosquito Repellant Plants

This is the best way to get rid of mosquitoes, because these plants are natural repellants. The aroma from such plants is also being used to make candles that can keep pests away when lit.


Steps That An Apartment Association Can Take To Conserve Energy

Energy conservation is something that every apartment association is bent about these days – and there’s a reason behind this. Apartment complexes are huge structures, and the overall energy consumption in an apartment complex will normally be very high. The scenario grows worse especially during the winter season, when people start switching on their heaters without a second thought.

The general need for energy conservation is high, and residents these days are more environmentally inclined and eco-conscious. In such a scenario, any apartment association will be expected to carve out some measures through which the overall power consumption in the apartment complex can be reduced.

Save All The Energy You Can In Your Apartment ... It Counts!

Save All The Energy You Can In Your Apartment ... It Counts!

There are many ways through which members of an apartment association and residents together bring down their consumptions levels, and these are just everyday steps that are easy to follow.

Performing an Energy Audit

Performing an energy audit is a very effective way of bringing down the power consumption levels. All you need to do is monitor your energy consumption for over a week, because in this way you’ll easily be able to spot the appliances which consume the most power. The honor unanimously goes to air conditioners during the summer months and heaters during the winter months, thanks to the extreme Indian weather.

Performing an energy audit will help you gauge if any appliance is malfunctioning and not working properly. Appliances that are past their prime can drain a lot of energy, and these need to be identified and replaced immediately.

Insulating Your Exteriors

With the advent of winter, heaters are bound to start working full time in every household in the apartment complex. By improving the insulation in the exterior walls of the house, better protection against the cold can be provided, and this will consequently help in setting the electricity bill right.

You can hire the services of a professional to get the insulation done, and this will cost you significantly lesser when compared to electricity bills that you’ll have to meet through the winter months.

Improving Your Interiors

Design the interiors of your house in a good way so that there are enough spaces for natural sunlight to creep through. Open all blinds and pull back all the curtains in the morning, while ensuring that you never turn on the lights, on any account. During winter time, cover all the windows in your house with thick drapes so that the heat stays within the room. This is a very effective method that many people follow.

Giving your interiors a new twist also includes changing your old power draining bulbs and lighting accessories with new age energy efficient ones. There are many LED light bulbs that are available in the market, and these bulbs provide the same light for lesser power. By introducing these LED light bulbs, you can majorly cut down on your overall electricity expenses.

Maintaining your appliances well can also help you save energy. Furnaces and other heating equipments come with filters, and these have to be regularly cleaned so that the appliances don’t consume too much power.


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Does Your Apartment Complex Swimming Pool Need Winter Maintenance?

If there’s one place in the apartment complex that everybody hangs out during the summer –it’s the swimming pool. This is particularly true taking into account the heat that the Indian summer brings, when people will be on the constant lookout for options that can keep them cool and relaxed.

The Need for Maintenance

The swimming pool is a great place where families can gather and have fun; however this large body of water needs to be properly maintained so that the residents of an apartment complex can enjoy taking a swim, in a healthy manner. There are many infections that a dirty and badly maintained swimming pool can bring, including skin infections. If you don’t want to walk around with rashes on your skin, there are a few things that you can do to ensure that your pool is maintained.

A Dirty Pool in the Apartment Can Ruin Your Summer

A Dirty Pool in the Apartment Can Ruin Your Summer

Every apartment complex normally has maintenance teams that’ll take care of the swimming pool during summer time due to its constant use, and the filters will be properly cleaned and the water will be regularly processed and drained during these summer months. But with the advent of winter, it’s common for residents in the apartment complex to stop thinking about the swimming pool. This is actually the time when the pool needs to be properly maintained, because the stagnant water can serve as a breeding ground for many infections and mosquitoes.

Winter Cleaning Steps for the Swimming Pool

You can give your suggestions to the apartment association regarding the common swimming pool’s winter maintenance, as taking on all duties and doing them by yourself can be pretty hard. The apartment association can hire a professional for maintaining the pool during winter time.

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The tasks of the pool keeper hired by the apartment association would include:

  • Skimming The Pool Filter – The pool filter removes all debris from the water body by passing it through a filter of sand. The pool keeper can be given the task of ensuring that too much debris does not build up in the filter, which can cause it to malfunction. This can be done by regularly skimming the pool filter. Residents can also help in maintaining the pool by not letting any debris float around in the pool, and by taking a small shower before stepping into the pool.
  • Maintaining The Chemical Balance – The pool keeper’s duties will also include maintaining the water balance during the time when the pool is unused. The pH level of the water in a pool needs to be constant, and this can be maintained by properly using a Winterizing Chemical Kit. This is where hiring a professional can count as an advantage, because a professional pool keeper will be well informed about all these issues.
  • Keeping The Pool Covered – The pool need to be covered when unused, especially during the winter when debris like dry autumn leaves can accumulate on the surface of the water. Pool covers are widely available, and the apartment association can collectively opt for one such cover that can keep the pool clean and fresh for use during summertime. 

These tasks, when properly distributed, can help in maintaining the swimming pool in your apartment complex through the winter months.


This article aims at collating and providing information for benefit of ApnaComplex customers and blog readers. While ApnaComplex has taken every care to ensure the information is accurate, we suggest to please use it only as a guidance for further discussion and action with help of relevant professionals. If you need professional advise on this topic and any other property related matters, please send your request through our contact us form. You may post your questions/inputs in the Comments section below and we will try and get them answered through relevant subject matter experts.


What Apartment Owners Association Rules State About Running Small Businesses From Home

If you have a potential business idea or service that you want to try out in mind, it is always wise to consult the managing committee in your apartment association well in advance. Having a small chat with the managing committee members of your apartment association can set a lot of things straight and can help you learn more about the rules and regulations involved with running a business from your flat in the apartment complex.

The Rising Trend

Workspaces are now shifting, and people no longer have to necessarily work from offices. With the advent of the internet, people can work from home with the help of a constant internet connection. Freelancers are popping up everywhere, and this is slowly turning out to be the latest mantra.

It’s likely that many people are continuing to work from home without any idea about the regulations or rules that they may be breaking. This is not a wise move, as this may turn out to be a problem sooner or later when other residents start noticing the general happenings.

Setting up home office can be tricky

Setting up home office can be tricky

So where do apartment complexes in India stand when it comes to using residential houses for commercial purposes?

The answer for this question depends on the type of business carried out. Every apartment association may have a different take on the same issue. In an overall view, using a residential apartment for business use is strictly prohibited, regardless of whether the business is conducted by the members of the household, or by a third party. The general laws state that residential units can be put to commercial use in a scale of 20%.

Do apartment association bodies have byelaws that pertain to this scenario?

Any apartment association worth its salt will have regulations that cite such instances. However, the laws state that a residential unit should not be put to ‘commercial use’. Not all jobs fall under this broad category, and this is exactly why you should consult the members of your apartment association and ask them for their views.

Commercial activities are defined as activities that involve the purchase, production and sale of physical goods, as per the law. Any kind of service provided does not fall under this category, and if that’s what you’re looking to do – your apartment association can give you the go-ahead.

Providing Services

Commercial activities are not allowed in a residential complex by the apartment association mainly because of security concerns. Your neighbors will obviously be annoyed if people keep visiting your house in noisy packs, by parking their vehicles in spaces that are purely meant for residents.

If you’re planning on providing services that are not commercial in nature, like Yoga classes, then you can talk to the managing committee in your apartment association and get the committee’s approval. You can also provide tuitions for school or college students, and other services like arts classes, dance classes and painting classes, provided your services do not interrupt the daily lives of your neighbors.


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Apartment Complex Basics – Things To Verify About Your Tenant

With a lot of people now shifting towards the apartment complex phenomenon, away from independent houses, chances are that you’ll be bombarded with options when you start searching for tenants for your apartment. Accommodation in major Indian cities is a very important aspect, and there are countless families and single working bachelors looking for flats that are located in the main areas of all cities.

With their home in an apartment complex in one of the main spots in the city, it’ll be easier for them to reach all the happening places with minimal commute. With so many options in hand, you’ll face a tough time trying to pick out a particular applicant as your tenant. Choosing a tenant, though, is something that should be done with a lot of caution.

The Intricacies Involved

Unless you’ve been a victim of fraudulent activities before, you’ll hardly realize that there are shades of grey in people that you’ll need to watch out for. When you pick a tenant, you should be sure that you’re making the right choice because with an ex-convict as your tenant, your life can take a turn for the worse.

Moreover, when it comes to an apartment complex, you should not only ensure your safety but the safety of others as well. Renting out your apartment to a criminal (even when you do it without your knowledge!) can result in unnecessary complications.

For this reason, it is always wise to follow a few steps before you rent out your apartment to a third person.

Place Your Apartment Keys In Trusted Hands

Place Your Apartment Keys In Trusted Hands

What You Can Do

You can set up a small process through which you can filter out the right tenant for your home. This involves the following steps.

  • Performing a Background Check – Always perform a thorough background check on all your applicants, and get every whisker of information that you can find. You’ll need to know about an applicant’s history to see if there have been any prior problems regarding rents or vandalism. It is best to get in touch with your potential tenant’s ex-landlords and ask them about their experiences with the applicant. This can help you get some perspective on the kind of individual that your applicant is. An apartment complex is a utopian community, and you should be doubly careful when you introduce someone new into the fold.
  • Performing a Credit Check – This one can be quite tricky, as performing a credit check by yourself can be hard, unless you’re working in a similar stream. You’ll need to graze through the credit history of the applicant to make sure that he/she is self sufficient and can afford to pay the rent without any hiccups.
  • Getting Police Verification – Make sure that you notify the police about your applicant, as this is very important nowadays. This will help them cross check on the applicant’s details and get back to you with their feedback. There’s a separate form for this which can be downloaded or collected from the police station that’s near your apartment complex. Police verification is a very important step that you should not skip on any count.

By following these steps, you can filter the best tenants out from your list. You can then hand over your keys with full trust, without any nagging suspicion at the back of your mind.


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Ushering In A New Year – Precautionary Measures That An Apartment Association Can Set

New Year celebrations are great events in every apartment complex, and it’s always the duty of the apartment association to ensure that the party goes on in a safe manner. It’s that time of the year when people wrap up a year’s worth of work and put on their party hats to celebrate endlessly throughout the last week of December.

This is one of the perks of living in an apartment complex, because you’ll get to meet all the other residents and socialize with them during such events. While all residents can keep themselves busy by sharing the responsibilities involved in organizing the New Year party, the members of the managing committee in an apartment association can take precautionary measures to ensure that the party goes on without any hiccups. 

It's Time To Turn On The Celebrations!

It's Time To Turn On The Celebrations!

Some safety measures that an apartment association can take to celebrate Christmas and New Year parties in a safe way are:

Proper Planning

Any great party needs to be properly planned for it to be a success. Having a haphazard party with the events progressing in a chaotic manner can be very disheartening, and it’s the duty of the apartment association to frame a solid plan and to ensure that things move smoothly. Many responsibilities come along with planning, and these have been listed below.

  • The number of persons attending the event should be properly calculated.
  • Once this number is set, the apartment association should ensure that enough food and drinks are ordered for everyone.
  • The apartment association should decide whether residents can bring along guests. This issue may bring along more complications like parking space for guests, and these issues should also be taken care of.
  • The apartment association should ensure that the party starts at a fixed time and ends at a fixed time in a bid to not cause public nuisance.
  • The sound systems used should be played within the specified decibel levels so that there’s no noise pollution.  

Limited Alcohol

No party is complete without alcohol, but the amount of alcohol served should be minimal. This way, guests of residents can drive home in a safe, and people can have fun without getting drunk and clumsy. It is always important to avoid any unnecessary complications that might rise due to drunken behavior, and keeping a tab on the alcohol served can help in this regard.

Fire Safety

The threat of a fire breaking out is always high in a party where people hardly pay attention to what’s going on around them. The apartment association should take steps to keep the candles and other flammable materials minimal, and steps should also be taken to keep all fabrics away from such candles.

Proper Equipment

Fire extinguishers should always be kept at the ready and first aid kids should also be stored in a nearby place. It’s also wise to hold fire drills a day before the event so that all residents can evacuate the party scene immediately if anything untoward happens.


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Does Your Apartment Owners Association Qualify For Stamp Duty Remission?

There are many advantages involved with staying in an apartment complex, and one major advantage is the prominent role that you can play in your apartment association. An apartment association is formed with all residents in the apartment complex as members soon as the apartment complex is registered legally.

By joining the apartment association, you can carve out definite duties and responsibilities for yourself and you can carry these out to your best extent. This can be an entirely different experience altogether, because your role in an apartment association will expose you to hitherto unexplored facets in the legal world. The recent Stamp Duty Remission announced by the government is one such example, because you’d have been unaware of this concept, if not for your position in the apartment association.

Stamp Duty Remission – Fact of the Matter

Recent concessions have been announced by the Government of Andhra Pradesh regarding a concession on the stamp duty that’s levied on apartments. The announcement lists down certain conditions, and an apartment complex that satisfies all these conditions can avail the concession offered.

But before you start off trying to find out whether your apartment complex would be eligible, you’ll need to know what stamp duty actually is. 

What is Stamp Duty?

When it comes to legal procedures, taxes are levied in many sections, including the documents used for the procedure themselves. Such tax that is levied on all legal documents is called as stamp duty. Once the stamp duty is fully paid, a stamp will impressed on the document or attached to the same. This applies to all commissions, receipts and checks too.

In the case of apartments, stamp duty is levied when an apartment (or) apartment complex is taken for proper registration. In order to register the apartment complex officially, some stamp duty needs to be paid. The payment involved varies from place to place though.

Conditions for Stamp Duty Remission

The government states many conditions when it comes to remission of stamp duty, and these conditions need to be satisfied for the same.

  • The concession is provided to flats or apartments that have a floor area that is equal to or less than 1200 square feet. Any apartments or flats that have dimensions more than this will not be considered eligible for concession.
  • The concession is only provided for residential areas, and it is not provided to residential apartments that are put to any form of commercial use.
  • The overall floor area specified is inclusive of parking space. Any apartments or houses that have dimensions of 1200 feet or below, excluding their parking space will not be considered.
  • Stamp duty remission will be provided for flats and apartments and other registered structures like apartment complexes, which have more than or equal to five tenements.
  • Independent houses and apartment complexes that have lesser than five tenements will not be considered for stamp duty remission.
  • The concession will be provided only on stamp duty, and there will be no changes in the registration charges or transfer duty.

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Tips on Decorating Balconies in an Apartment Complex

Apartments are compact, safe, and convenient to live in. However, because of space restrictions, decorating apartments can be a little difficult at times. This is most evident when decorating apartment balconies. Nevertheless, a well decorated balcony is not only an asset to the resident, but to the entire apartment.

To encourage apartment owners to have well decorated and aesthetic balconies, the apartment association can discuss tips on decorating and maintaining balconies after a formal meeting. Some such tips are listed below.

Decorating a Balcony

If you have a porch or balcony with reasonable to moderate access to sunlight, you can make use of that space to grow the plants of your choice. If you have a very small balcony, or a French window, you can go for Container Gardening, by using spare and discarded containers like spare kitchen utensils, metal jars, glass jugs, mugs and flower vases. Once you have selected the container, you need to choose a plant that goes with its size and durability.

To ensure proper water drainage, remember to put holes in the bottom of the container and place it on top of a tile or elevated surface which keeps it from rusting in case of metal containers.

If you have a bigger balcony, you can go for more potted plants. While planning the garden, you need to consider few points:

  1. Utility: what is your reason to choose a plant: aesthetics or utility?
  2. Availability of space
  3. Requirements of plant, like sunlight, protection from birds and other animals
  4. Type of plant: this is an important aspect of selecting plants for ‘balcony gardens’.

For creepers and climbers like money plant or bougainvillea, you can use the railing or metal grid window for support. Lower floor of the balcony can accommodate different kinds of potted plants, trellises and creepers.

 It is also important to maintain an order in the way the plants are arranged and make sure it does not look cluttered if you plan to also keep some space to sit in that area. Some plants which are high on aesthetics and can be grown in small spaces are palms, bougainvillea, jasmine and money plants.

You can be as creative as you want, and use various home décor items to liven up your balcony. Terracotta pots, animal figures, or lamps; Blue pottery, wind chimes, Chinese lanterns etc look beautiful in a balcony. You can drill some holes and put nails on the walls of the balcony, to hang ethnic wall hangings, paintings, or even masks.

You can use colored lights, lamps, or candles in the evening to add a romantic touch to it.

However, no matter how pretty a space is, it will be appreciated only when it is comfortable. So you need to have a few easy to use chairs and a small side table, so that people can sit in the balcony and enjoy it.  Buy durable furniture, which is waterproof. Some good options are cane furniture, folding chairs and tables, or even rot iron chairs.

Enjoy decorating your apartment balcony and encourage others in the building to do the same. After all, the front facing balconies are the most visible part of the house, so decorating it will enhance the beauty of the entire apartment.  And your apartment complex will stand out as one of the most well decorated ones in the locality.


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Apartment Owners Association Bye Laws – The Basic Bye Laws For Each Apartment Association

Apart from the deeds and declarations involved in buying an apartment, there are also many bye laws that you will need to be aware of. These bye laws will govern every property’s administration and a copy of these bye laws will always be attached to the Declaration statement. You will need to know the content of these bye laws before buying your apartment, just to be on the safer side.

You will also find it easier to communicate the legal aspects with your real estate lawyer if you’re aware of these bye laws and their contents.

One major aspect of these bye laws is that these cannot be modified or tweaked with, under any circumstance. In order to modify a few bye laws for practical purposes, they should be placed as an amendment along with the Declaration. Only persons with authority will be authorized to fill up such an amendment.

What Bye Laws Are

These bye laws will be mainly responsible for governing the activities of the managing committee. While deeds and declarations will be part of the legal processes associated with obtaining an apartment, bye laws will be more focused towards the managing committee in an apartment complex and how members are initiated and expelled from the same. This is why it is mandatory to have some sound knowledge on these issues in order to exercise your rights to the fullest.

Knowing All Bye Laws Can Be Helpful

Knowing All Bye Laws Can Be Helpful

 

What They Involve

  • Bye laws for apartment complexes will be mainly concerned with the following issues:
  • Bye laws will apply to the method through which the Board of Managers or the Managing Committee in an apartment complex is elected. This is the main area where these laws are applicable. Bye laws will clearly cover the following aspects under the subject of the Managing Committee
    • The strength of the committee (that is, the number of members the committee can/should have)
    • The term that each member in a particular position in the committee can serve
    • The methods involved in the initiation and removal of members of the board
    • The collective powers that the members of the board possess
    • The collective list of duties for all members of the board
    • The bye laws will also specify the conditions under which the services of a secretary can be engaged in the apartment association. They will also specify the powers that any individual acting as secretary in the apartment association will have.
    • The bye laws will specify the method through which a Secretary can be appointed or elected. The Secretary’s main duty under the bye laws has been specified as ‘maintaining the resolutions and minutes of every meeting’.
    • The same details as mentioned above will also be specified for the Treasurer’s post.
    • Bye laws will also cover the procedure for appointing and relieving maintenance personnel.
    • The bye laws also clearly state the conditions under which every resident should use the public spaces in an apartment complex, without interfering with the activities or privacy of other residents.  

These laws can help you get a fair understanding on the rights you hold as a member of the apartment association. They will also help you exercise your rights regularly and in the right manner.


Related Post: Bye Laws: The Constitution of your Apartment Association


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