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Estero Fountain Lakes (FL) residents experience heavy flooding

Flooding in the Fountain Lakes Community made it hard for some people to get home Monday.  The homeowners association is

HOA HOMEFRONT: 11 things to know about CC&Rs

Of the five governing documents of most associations (articles of incorporation, recorded map or plan, bylaws, operating rules and CC&Rs)

Condo complex ordered evacuated as crews fight brush fire near Jordanelle Reservoir (UT)

A wildfire near Jordanelle Reservoir has forced the evacuation of about 100 people from a nearby condominium complex.  Authorities say

Real estate agents, HOAs battle over liens (NV)

It’s a Nevada Supreme Court decision that didn’t resolve much.  The court’s September ruling in SFR Investments Pool 1 LLC

Suspected embezzler in court (CA)

A former treasurer of the Carbon Canyon 1 Homeowners Association in Chino Hills charged with two felony counts of embezzlement

Tenants of crime-ridden Orlando condos told to find new homes (FL)

Tenants of a crime-ridden condominium complex in Orange County have been given a week to find a new home. Residents

Progress made in case filed against BGIPOA, TSIHA and others (FL)

Defendants have begun to answer accusations made against them in a lawsuit over access to Three Sisters Island.  The lawsuit

Tampa (FL) military family gets inside home after HOA rented it to squatters

A military family turned to 8 On Your Side last week after they returned from the Middle East to find

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Steps to Starting a Property Management Company

Starting a property management company is an ambitious goal. With all the work involved, it may even seem like an

Condominium Insurance Considerations: Owner-Occupant and Owner Who Rents Out

Owners of condominium units should review their condominium insurance needs carefully. A unit-owner’s policy is essential. In fact, in some

Does the Board Have a Duty to Enforce the Master Deed, Bylaws…..As Written?

In Michigan, the terms of a master deed, bylaws or other restrictive covenants are contractual in nature. See Rossow v.

The Hidden Cost of Hardwood Floors for HOAs

Hardwood floors can increase property values in condo units by improving the aesthetic value and helping to alleviate dust allergies.

How to Cut Back and Save on HOA Expenses

Homeowners associations spend a lot of money to keep the neighborhood looking great. However, there are many ways to save

Five trends in digital notice boards in condos

Long gone are the fear of technology, the ups and downs (pun intended) of elevator installations and the quest for

Landscaping With Artificial Turf in an HOA Neighborhood

With increasing concerns over drought and water conservation, artificial turf is growing in popularity. If your first thought is “ew,”

Responsibilities an HOA Board Can’t Delegate to a Manager

The most important thing a Board needs to know is that it cannot give away the authority to make decisions.

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Lakefront homeowners do not own the beach (IN)

Judge Richard Stalbrink issued an order Friday ruling against lakefront homeowners in Long Beach, saying these property owners do not

Largest Ever HOA Assessment Collection Judgment in Utah – Nearly 1.4 Million Dollars

In what appears to be the largest HOA assessment collections judgment ever obtained in Utah, and perhaps the largest in

HOA Super Priority Legal Battles Continue in the Silver State: What Senate Bill 306 Means for Nevada HOAs, Lenders and Homeowners

In 1991, the Nevada Legislature enacted the Uniform Common-Interest Ownership Act (UCIOA) which had been promulgated by the National Conference

West Virginia Homeowners Associations Found to be Debt Collectors

In West Virginia, homeowners associations (HOAs) now need to worry about how they go about collecting delinquent fees. If HOA

Lenders’ new right to redeem after Nevada HOA foreclosure sales

Beginning October 1, 2015, lenders in Nevada will have a much-needed right to redeem properties sold at homeowners association (HOA)

“The Donald” Trumps condo buyers by avoiding trade-mark licensor liability

United States presidential candidate Donald Trump avoided liability for alleged misrepresentations of the attributes of purchased hotel condominium units by

Coming Soon to a Condominium Association (GA) Near You: More Flexible Special Assessments!

In community association legal terminology, a “special assessment” is an assessment imposed against all owners in addition to the regular

Time’s Up for Condo Owners Attacking Developer’s Amendment (FL)

An opinion filed June 24 by the First District Court of Appeal sends an important message to new communities with

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Keep Big Brother outof homeowners’ associations

The July 21 letter “Lawmakers reject oversight of homeowners associations” could not have been further from the mark. I don’t

HOA ‘Super-Priority’ Liens Would Hurt Consumers, American Banking Assn Warns

ABA and several other trade groups yesterday released a statement of principles on “super-priority” liens placed by homeowner associations that

Why You Should Be Joining Webinars

Webinars are a great way to get information you need to run an HOA. However, they’re only useful if you

6 needed rules to keep condo units viable

After extensive research, it is evident to me that 15 years after construction, condo complexes enter a phase where major

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Scarborough (ON) condo residents say new windows already cracked, mouldy

Residents of a Scarborough condominium say newly installed windows in their units have developed mould and other problems, and their

To audit or not to audit our small condo complex?

Q:  Our condo corporation consists of only 20 units. Over the past several years I have noticed we have only

Review your condo or townhome’s parking rules carefully

Q: Our townhouse comes with a parking space. We have a car and a motorcycle in our spot, which both

Condo Questions: Who Takes Charge Of Repairs To Condo Unit?

Q: Our rental condo property recently sustained significant water damage due to a burst hot water pipe. What steps should

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Introducing the Condominium Management Standards Act, 2015 — Part 1: Context

Condo manager licensing and regulation is the focus of our first in-depth examination of the changes proposed in Bill 106

Rights and obligations of condo tenants: owner’s obligations when leasing a unit

One of the hot topic nowadays in the condominium industry pertains to tenants in condos, short-term leasing of units and

Rights and Obligations of Condo Tenants: Owners’ obligations when Leasing a Unit

One of the hot topic nowadays in the condominium industry pertains to tenants in condos, short-term leasing of units and

Five trends in digital notice boards in condos

Long gone are the fear of technology, the ups and downs (pun intended) of elevator installations and the quest for