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Walnut Creek Officials Working to Track Water Usage (CA)

One East Bay community has over 10,000 residents and none has a water meter to track individual usage.  Rossmoor in

Fence at center of property-line feud moved, neighbor sues (VA)

An ongoing feud between next-door neighbors is now at the center of a lawsuit.  Charlotte Barnes, 67, is suing her

HOA in Sandy (UT) sues developer over damage to townhomes due to collapsible soil

A local homeowner’s association has filed a lawsuit against Castlewood Builders after accusing them of building more than 70 Sandy

Gaillardia (OK) homeowners sue over unfinished development, unpaid dues

Gaillardia homeowners are suing former Gaillardia Golf & Country Club owner Phil Herrington over his unfinished Promenade development inside the

Your Scaffolding Is Killing My Business, ‘Bar Rescue’ Tavern Tells Condos (IL)

A River North bar has sued its upstairs condominium neighbors, arguing work on the building’s windows has killed the restaurant’s

Cigarette blamed for Southie (MA) condo fire that forced out 20 people

“Careless disposal” of a cigarette caused an early morning rooftop fire that displaced about 20 people at a condominium complex

Ada Moorings (MI) beavers facing eviction have state law on their side, says neighbor

Several beavers call a local pond home in Ada Moorings Subdivision in Ada Township and cause a stir between residents

Residents: Board member’s marriage to HOA employee is a conflict of interest (TX)

Officials from one of Bexar County’s largest homeowners associations says it is not violating state law, despite a full-time HOA

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Drones: Can They Be the Next Big Thing In Real Estate?

Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles that have been used by the military for many duties. However, recently they have been

Ask Atty Pat: How To Deal With Bedbug Issues In Condos

The tenant or unit owner may complain to the landlord or the condominium association. If the occupant complains to public

The Secrets to Handling Negative People in Your Board of Directors

All-in-all, many board members are people who simply care about the community in which they live and who sincerely want

Resident Tips: Shedding Light on New Bulbs in a Homeowners Association

Standard incandescent light bulbs may soon become a thing of the past. We’re here to shed light on new bulbs

Finnegan’s Fundamentals of Responsible Canine Companionship

My name is Finnegan and I live in an HOA. Since I understand people complain a lot in HOAs about

Why Your HOA Website Stinks – and How to Fix It

Most HOA websites have one unfortunate thing in common. They’re no good.  It sounds blunt; maybe downright mean. But the

“Why Aren’t They Reading My Newsletter?”

It’s the proverbial boil on the neck of every HOA manager since the dawn of time.  The painfully uninformed –

Why is Managing an HOA So Hard?

Seriously. Managing an HOA is not an easy job. I’ve been an association manager before and it didn’t take long

Legal & Legislative News & Articles

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Super Lien Legislation Introduced (OH)

Great news! The Ohio General Assembly has heard the voice of Ohio’s community associations. House Bill 226 was introduced by

Fla. Court Says HOA’s Docs Top State Law In Assessment Row

A Florida appeals court ruled that a homeowners’ association’s governing documents, not a state law, should control a dispute over

The New Condominium Act Is In! (ON)

The wait is finally over! The “New Condominium Act” has finally been introduced at Queen’s Park on May 27, 2015.

California Assembly OKs bill barring HOA bans on fake grass

California homeowner associations couldn’t stop members from installing fake grass on lawns under a bill moving through the Legislature.  AB349

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Yogi Berra once said “it ain’t over ’till it’s over.” That statement perfectly describes the most recent decision to come

Nevada court decisions on HOA foreclosure crisis muddy the waters

Since September 2014, the lending industry has been scrambling to understand and reconcile the Nevada Supreme Court decision in SFR

Ontario to announce overhaul of condominium legislation

The Ontario government is set to announce an overhaul of its condominium legislation Wednesday, including new consumer protections for owners

Although Individual Board Members Owed a Fiduciary Duty to Individual Condo Owners, the Corporation Did Not (NY)

Condominiums—Homeowners Associations—Business Judgment Rule—Plaintiff May Assert Claim for Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Punitive Damages Against Individual Members of a

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The End of the Line for Mediocre Management Companies

In an industry like community association management, where profit margins are slim and everyone offers a similar set of services,

Florida Supreme Court Ruling on Attorneys is Bad News for Condo Associations

Condo association boards hoping to cut legal fees by performing some everyday tasks in-house will need to reconsider after the

(The Desert Sun) Our Voice: HOAs owe residents easier solar process

Many in the Coachella Valley have gone all in with solar. Six of the valley’s nine cities installed at least

Isn’t Mumford Cove tax break enough? (CT)

In a recent editorial we expressed our consternation concerning the fence the Mumford Cove Association installed last fall at the

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Amendments to the Condominium Act and other Acts Revealed (ON)

After several years of consultation with industry professionals, owners and other stakeholders, the government has finally released legislation to amend

The New Condominium Act Is In! (ON)

The wait is finally over! The “New Condominium Act” has finally been introduced at Queen’s Park on May 27, 2015.

Real-estate agent loses licence over Saanich leaky-condo sale; files appeal (BC)

A Victoria real estate agent is appealing after his licence was suspended for five years and he was ordered to

Ontario to announce overhaul of condominium legislation

The Ontario government is set to announce an overhaul of its condominium legislation Wednesday, including new consumer protections for owners