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Crowninshield Management is on the Move!

Exciting things are happening at Crowninshield Management and we want to share some important news with you!  Loyalty from clients like you has fueled our growth and assisted to increase our presence as the North Shore’s premiere Property Management Company.

It has been two years in the making and now Crowninshield is proud to announce that we have purchased the building located at 9 Atlantic Avenue Marblehead, MA 01945 and will be moving to this new location on June 24, 2019.

This new location offers larger floor space and room for growth, more comfortable furnishings, private gated parking area, and is located in the heart of beautiful downtown Marblehead.

Please update our mailing address in your files.  Our contact numbers will remain the same and you can continue to email us at the Crowninshield email you have on file.

We are excited about the future of Crowninshield and we hope you are too!

Who’s Responsible? The Myth of Maintenance Free Living

The Myth of Maintenance Free Living

Buy a condo, you’ll never have to worry about anything again”, they said……and so a myth was born.

While it is true that you may not have to mow the lawn or paint the siding, maintenance responsibilities still remain with you when you purchase a condominium.  Interior plumbing, appliance repair, smoke detector batteries and in unit extermination are just a few items which may still be the responsibility of the unit owner.

This is why it is so important to read your governing documents (Master Deed, Declaration of Trust, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations).  Contained within these documents you will find a description of Common Elements (those elements for which the maintenance responsibility is that of the Association) and a description of the Units.  The Unit description outlines the items that the Owner is responsible for maintaining which can often include items such as doors, windows and screens.

A well informed Unit Owner will know when to call their own plumber and when to report a common element leak – saving precious time in the event of a water loss and damage.

Please take the time to thoroughly review your Association’s Governing Documents and don’t hesitate to ask your Property Manager if you have questions.