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How to Make a Change in Your HOA

How to Make a Change in Your HOA

You love your HOA and all the amenities. The pool, the game room, the tennis courts. That’s why you moved into a planned community to begin with, right? But you’re not happy with some of the decisions your HOA is making. You think they’re being shortsighted, too...

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An HOA Attorney: Why They Are Important

An HOA Attorney: Why They Are Important

HOAs and all community associations are technically legal entities. With all the responsibilities of community associations, there is a great liability as well. Associations and their governing documents must follow federal, state and local laws. Following these laws...

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Homeowners’ Associations and CC&Rs: Read Before You Buy

Homeowners’ Associations and CC&Rs: Read Before You Buy

If you’re new to the condo or homeowner’s association (HOA) scene, you may be caught off-guard by some of the things you’re getting into (spoiler alert: there are rules!). While the benefits for most who choose to live in an association far outweigh any potential...

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Secrets to Avoiding HOA Litigation: Part 2

Secrets to Avoiding HOA Litigation: Part 2

In part 1 of this series, we discussed the importance of creating a culture of fairness to mitigate risk when it comes to conflict escalation and the likelihood of entering into litigation. As you know, litigation is expensive, and it can also be damaging to your...

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Secrets to Avoiding HOA Litigation: Part 1

Secrets to Avoiding HOA Litigation: Part 1

While we work hard to create strong sense of community within our homeowners’ associations (HOAs), sooner or later even the most transparent of associations is bound to receive a complaint. While complaints in and of themselves are not bad (in fact, they can be quite...

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3 Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer for Condo Associations

3 Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer for Condo Associations

Condo associations are a lot like any other government or business organization. They must adhere to rules and regulations, abide by state law, ensure a habitable and sustainable future for its residents, and so much more. For board members responsible for managing...

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Dispute Resolution Part One: Mediation

Dispute Resolution Part One: Mediation

Dispute happens. Whether it’s a consistent violation of rules and regulations or something more serious like delinquency or bad debt, both the owners and the association need to be protected. And, for the sake of the whole community, disputes need to be resolved in a...

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Elections and How They Work, Part Two: HOAs

Elections and How They Work, Part Two: HOAs

In our previous blog post, we tackled some of the common procedures for elections in a condo association. Some of these regulatory provisions will still apply to elections in an HOA, while most do not. Interestingly, the election process is very different for condo...

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Violations and Fines, Part Two: Amending Rules and Bylaws

Violations and Fines, Part Two: Amending Rules and Bylaws

In our previous blog post in this series, we discussed what to do when fines and fees must be enforced within a community association. There is a systematic process including forming a committee, scheduling a hearing, and assessing fines. However, there are even more...

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