The recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida have many of us thinking about what we would do in a catastrophe. For association boards, insurance is the front line of disaster […]
Developing a Projected Cost Budget It is not surprising to know that in the initial phases of every proposed construction project, it is the first task of the Construction Manager […]
Boards in need of cash may want to use cash in the reserve accounts or from legal settlements, but there are important restrictions.
Should homeowner associations maintain defibrillators (or “AEDs”)? These life-saving devices can also be a source of major liability. Proceed with caution.
New to the HOA board or welcoming new board members? Here are 10 tips to help new board members get up to speed quickly and work effectively.
Your HOA board wants to go onto a property to correct a covenant violation. Can you? Even if you have legal authorization, should you? There are a number of risks […]
Your HOA has political power: people who unite around a common cause can change local policies. And your neighbors can help you make big changes.
“Special Assessment” is a dirty word in most HOAs. While boards and managers may view a special assessment as a tool to achieve the funding needs of the homeowners association, […]
Smoking, noisy floors, rambunxious children, and barking dogs are often the subject of HOA nuisance complaints. When do these issues qualify as a nuisance and when is the board obligated […]
In 2017, California HOAs will feel the impact of new California laws, federal laws, and court decisions.