In addition to the articles below, there are four videos available for viewing, including an introduction to serving on a board of directors, tips on board and general meetings, what a board needs to know about insurance and reserves in community associations.  Please feel free to link to these videos from your association or management web site, providing new board members with a quick and easy introduction to community association governance.

 

Serving on the Board – Articles from the Web

Boards – General Information

  • The Condo Association Board Advocate Profile June 26, 2017 The Condo Association Board Advocate is the first of the Condo Association Board personality series. The Condo Association Board Advocate is a valuable member of your Condo Board. In short, they’re looking out for the little guy. This is usually a great thing for the Owners. But is it great for the Association?    Read the article………………
  • Tips to Prepare Your Association for Summer June 16, 2017 Summertime is fast approaching, and so are all the joys of having fun under the Southern California sun. Thanks to the warm weather and clear skies, summer is the perfect season to make major headway on HOA management projects. Make sure you’re prepared to make your summer the most productive possible with these expert tips.    Read the article……………….
  • Condo Association Board Personalities June 15, 2017 Condo Boards are made up of all sorts of people. They come from different backgrounds and may be great at their jobs – or really bad. Board members tend to have several different types of personalities, which strongly influence how they govern. These styles are typically influenced by their personal backgrounds, professional backgrounds, and life experiences. This new series will focus on different Condo Association Board personalities. Once the series is complete, check back for a quiz to see which ...
  • Business Judgment Rule Doesn’t Apply When the Board Acts Outside its Authority June 14, 2017 Is an HOA Board of Directors (“Board”) entitled to protection under the Business Judgment Rule (“BJR”) when it applies an unambiguous view restriction contained in the governing documents in a manner other than written?    Read the article…………….
  • Directors: No One Voted For Me June 12, 2017 I don’t want to sound ungrateful, and as much as I appreciate the fact that I have earned the trust of the board members in the communities we manage, I must remind all directors: No one votes for the manager. They vote for you, the Board of Directors.    Read the article……………..
  • 10 Tips to Improve the Lives of Condo Owners… and of Condo Directors June 7, 2017 Condo democracy has had a fair bit of bad press recently. Vote rigging, fraudulent proxies and director collusion made headlines in May. But is it really all gloom and doom in condos under Ontario skies? In this post, we provide 10 tips to improve condo governance and reduce frustration associated with condo living.   Read the article…………….

Boards – General Archives

 

Board Meetings

  • Time-saving tips for better board meetings June 20, 2017 In the condominium world, meetings take place several times a year — often monthly, but sometimes more frequently if there are contentious or pressing items that require a decision. Most board members have probably attended meetings slated to last one hour and have watched, with a sinking feeling, the clock tick past the three- or four-hour mark, with no decision or next steps in sight.  Sometimes, run-on meetings merit the time it takes to prudently discuss each topic, ensuring that ...
  • How to Record Actionable Condo Association Meeting Notes June 19, 2017 Every month, your Condo Association holds a monthly meeting. While at times this meeting may be as exciting as watching paint dry, typically there are important decisions being made. You might be deciding on finances or maintenance, helping monitor committees, and more. While you will have official minutes taken, these are often somewhat formulaic and won’t capture the full scope of what is discussed. Official minutes also do not capture the nuances of a lengthy discussion without a conclusion. Therefore ...
  • Board Meetings: How They Should Be Conducted June 17, 2017 Today’s blog is about notice, quorum, the right to record meetings, handling disruptive attendees and meeting minutes.  Notice Requirements:  The notice requirements for a meeting are contained in the Florida Statute. The Florida Statutes provide default notice procedures, more stringent notice requirements may be provided in governing documents. The default notice procedures are as follows:   Read the article…………..
  • The Death of Civility – Why Do Community Association Board Members Serve? June 13, 2017 I have been to a number of community association meetings in the past year, and too many of them were contentious, confrontational, loud, rude and generally ugly. I have written a number of Codes of Conduct for adoption by boards of directors to address behavior ranging from being unprepared for the meeting to falling down drunk to screaming obscenities. Boards have to deal with negative interactions with anyone from other board members to association members to the drunken boyfriend of ...
  • How To Handle HOA Board Meeting Attacks June 6, 2017 Out of the blue, an irate homeowner launches a smear campaign aimed directly at the board. It’s relentless and focused. The motivation may be some personal grievance, hatred of a board policy, disagreement on how the board does business in general or loathing for the whole HOA concept. Rather than seeking redress in an orderly and open way, however, often it takes the form of poison pen letters, back alley rumor mills or a terrorist-like assault at a board meeting. ...
  • 6 Reasons a board should Hold an HOA Executive Session May 25, 2017 By statute, an HOA’s board of directors has the right to hold private meetings, called executive sessions, to discuss privileged information and private concerns. These meetings are highly rule-governed, and becoming acquainted with those rules will help you navigate this sensitive area of HOAs with poise and confidence.    Read the article…………….

Board Meetings Archives

 

Annual/General Meetings of the Members of a Condominium or Homeowner Association

  • The Death of Civility – Why Do Community Association Board Members Serve? June 13, 2017 I have been to a number of community association meetings in the past year, and too many of them were contentious, confrontational, loud, rude and generally ugly. I have written a number of Codes of Conduct for adoption by boards of directors to address behavior ranging from being unprepared for the meeting to falling down drunk to screaming obscenities. Boards have to deal with negative interactions with anyone from other board members to association members to the drunken boyfriend of ...
  • HOA Homefront: Can managers legally encourage association members to vote? June 10, 2017 Q: Dear Mr. Richardson: I have been a director of a mid-sized association. About 90 percent of the homes are owner-occupied. For the last three years, we have been unable to obtain a quorum. Each election we tried three times, but fell just short.  As the result we, the last elected directors, continue to serve. Several months prior to the annual meeting, we seek candidates. We announce the membership meeting in the monthly billing and post signs around the pool ...
  • The keys to an effective (and civil) owners’ association meeting May 27, 2017 What do Congress, the General Assembly and condo associations have in common? They all need rules and structure for running meetings where important decisions are made.  The stakes at the state and federal levels may seem higher than your owners’ association, but there is an equal need for rules ensuring that decorum, orderly discussion and action on timely issues takes place at your condo association’s board meetings for the good of the collective owners.   Read the article……………..
  • Challenging the Chairman of a Meeting May 10, 2017 Have you ever been at a meeting that you did not believe was being run properly? Is the chair ruling every motion out of order? Were you unsure on what you could do or did you feel like there was nothing you could do? Fortunately, there are actions that you can take in these situations. If your group utilizes Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, then there are several procedures that allow you to challenge the chair if you believe ...
  • Conflicting Interests Lead To Disputes That Erupt At HOA Meetings May 9, 2017 “O brave new world that has such people in it!” These immortal words from Shakespeare’s The Tempest aptly describe homeowner associations. Conflicting interests can lead to disputes that erupt at meetings. To control such outlandish behavior, HOA meetings are well served by using a parliamentary procedure such as Robert’s Rules of Order which allow a presiding officer to turn a long and confrontational meeting into a short and less painful one.     Read the article…………….

Annual/General Meetings Archives

 

Parliamentary Procedure

  • Challenging the Chairman of a Meeting May 10, 2017 Have you ever been at a meeting that you did not believe was being run properly? Is the chair ruling every motion out of order? Were you unsure on what you could do or did you feel like there was nothing you could do? Fortunately, there are actions that you can take in these situations. If your group utilizes Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, then there are several procedures that allow you to challenge the chair if you believe ...
  • Recap – Motions at Meetings April 18, 2017 It is AGM season again. Rather than re-invent the wheel, I decided to highlight a post from two years ago about motions at meetings using Robert’s Rules of Order. I posted a Chart that I had made summarizing the motions that I see most often at condominium meetings.   Read the article…………..
  • Running a Darn Good Meeting – What You Need to Know About Parliamentary Procedure October 15, 2015 Legal counsel to community associations must be aware of parliamentary procedure basics. Numerous states have adopted statutes requiring associations to follow a specific parliamentary manual in association meetings. Even without such a mandate, courts generally hold that all organizations are subject to the principles and rules of common parliamentary law. In other words, all of these organizations must observe proper rules when meeting to transact business.   2015 Best Manuscript Award Winner from Community Association Law Seminar:   Select the article on this page……………….  
  • Robert’s Rules of Order Are Not “The Law” For Association Meetings April 1, 2015 Question: Our condominium documents do not specifically mention any parliamentary rules or procedures that are to be used in conducting our meetings. Our president says that the meetings must be conducted pursuant to the “Florida sunshine laws.” Does Florida require that meetings be run pursuant to Robert’s Rules of Order, or some other parliamentary procedures?      Read more………..
  • Don’t Let the Rules Get in Your Way March 30, 2015 Robert’s Rules of Order were developed to provide a standard procedure to facilitate orderly meetings of parliamentary organizations. To some, however, Robert’s Rules are a confusing morass of protocols that impede, not promote, a Board’s effectiveness. It’s worth noting that Robert’s Rules of Order are not a creation of the Legislature or part of the common law.    Read more………

Parliamentary Procedure Archives

 

Duties & Responsibilities of Board Members

  • What Does it Mean to be a Fiduciary? April 25, 2017 In simplest terms, to be a fiduciary to another person or party is to be in a position of trust. For example, a patient trusts her doctor to make the correct diagnosis. A parishioner trusts his priest to keep his confessions confidential. And if you are our client we hope you will trust us, as your lawyers, to give you the correct advice!  How does being a fiduciary play into the setting of a community association? Again, a fiduciary relationship ...
  • Condominium Associations Should List Their Attorney as the Registered Agent March 22, 2017 I am the President of my condominium association. I just found out that the association was sued by a disgruntled owner. Unfortunately, I just recently learned that the association has been “defaulted” in the lawsuit because we failed to answer the lawsuit by the deadline. Apparently the process server served a member of the community who hasn’t been on the board in over five years. This person is apparently still listed as the registered agent for the association, which is ...
  • Fiduciary Duty and Community Association Board Members March 22, 2017 We frequently talk about the fact that homeowner association board members have a “fiduciary duty” to the members. What exactly is it? Is it spelled out in the law? What sort of actions would violate that duty?  A fiduciary duty arises out of a relationship in which one person or entity is entrusted to make decisions for, and control the interests of, another person or persons.     Read the article…………….
  • How Should Boards Handle the Reporting of a Crime? March 15, 2017 A burglar slipped into a Hudson Heights co-op as a shareholder was leaving the building, then proceeded to steal a laundry cart and some packages. The theft was reported to police, but it took the co-op board almost two weeks to notify shareholders, and the notice downplayed the event and failed to give a full accounting of it. What is a board’s responsibility in reporting security breaches and crimes in their building?    Read the article…………….
  • Why Every Condominium and Homeowners Association Should Trademark its Name and Logo February 6, 2017 Over the past decade, the popularity of living in a common interest community, particularly condominium and homeowners associations, has risen significantly. According to recent statistics provided by Community Associations Institute, there are over 340,000 community associations, over 26 million housing units, and over 68 million residents living in these associations in the United States. As these numbers continue to grow, the range of differences between associations grows larger. With so many new associations forming each year, and so many residents ...

Duties & Responsibilities Archives

 

Working With Residents of Community Associations

  • Got Condo Conflict? Got HOA Headaches? No cooperation in your Co-Op? Here are 5 Tips & Techniques for Community Dispute Resolution! June 7, 2017 Condo conflict driving you mad? HOA headaches wearing you down? No cooperation in your Co-op? How do you fix it? Conflict resolution is the solution! With the right training, education, and resources, Associations can reduce the high cost of conflict by changing the way they manage it. Conflict prevention, management, and resolution education and training, along with the use of skilled professionals, can benefit Community Association Managers (CAMs) and the Associations they serve. When CAMs and Boards are trained to ...
  • 3 Tips for Effective Covenant Compliance May 31, 2017 It’s a topic of discussion at every Board meeting – who’s following the rules and who isn’t. People choose to live in community associations because they want to preserve their property values, but if the board and management aren’t enforcing rules uniformly, success will be an uphill battle. And on top of this frustration is another frustration: no one wants to receive a violation notice. It all paints a picture that portrays covenant compliance as completely unmanageable. But this doesn’t ...
  • Tips for Entering Owners’ Units in Condo Associations May 25, 2017 Living in a Condo Association means that you are subject to a wide variety of Bylaws, rules, and other conditions. One of the interesting – and often frustrating – issues results from entering Owners’ units in Condo Associations. This can be necessitated by a variety of factors. The most common occurs when there is work that affects common elements, or shared space, that must be accessed via an individual Owner’s unit. For example, you might be servicing a fire system ...
  • Self-Managed Condos and HOAs: They Look Like Big Bargains, but Beware May 25, 2017 If you’re looking to buy a house or condo but are balking at the steep monthly HOA or condo fees, one budget-friendly alternative is to find a self-managed condo or HOA instead. That means rather than paying a management company to maintain common areas like lawns or a community pool, you and your neighbors take care of these tasks yourselves, thus saving money.   Read the article…………..
  • Above the Law: Why Homeowners Try to Skirt the Rules May 24, 2017 You’ve seen it more times than you can count: rebellious homeowners living on the edge (or over the edge) of the HOA rules. While “rebellious” is probably a strong word in most cases, you are faced with a dilemma either way. You have to enforce HOA rules, but you don’t want to seem like the neighborhood rent-a-cop.  Perhaps doing your job would be a little easier if you understood why people skirt the rules. Are they daring you to stop ...

Working With Residents Archives

 

Administration of Condominium and Homeowner Associations

  • How to Record Actionable Condo Association Meeting Notes June 19, 2017 Every month, your Condo Association holds a monthly meeting. While at times this meeting may be as exciting as watching paint dry, typically there are important decisions being made. You might be deciding on finances or maintenance, helping monitor committees, and more. While you will have official minutes taken, these are often somewhat formulaic and won’t capture the full scope of what is discussed. Official minutes also do not capture the nuances of a lengthy discussion without a conclusion. Therefore ...
  • Outsourcing your Homeowner’s Association Operations, and Why It Makes Sense May 24, 2017 Whether your community is large or small, successful management by the homeowner’s association is crucial to a smoothly running residential community and growing property values. And the governing board is often left with a long list of responsibilities for members that already lead busy lives outside of their community. Regardless of the number of board members in your HOA, there’s almost always an endless “to do” list.    Read the article……………..
  • Do You Know Who Your Registered Agent Is? (NC) May 9, 2017 North Carolina corporations, whether for-profit or nonprofit, must have a registered agent name filed with the NC Secretary of State. Planned communities (i.e., homeowner associations) created on or after January 1, 1999 by statute must be incorporated. And almost all homeowner and condominium associations in North Carolina ARE incorporated, regardless of when they were created. So an important question is, “Do you know who your registered agent is?”     Read the article………………..
  • Managing Condo Association Workflow April 24, 2017 Being on a Condo Board is a challenging job. You may understand what you’re getting into, but living it is a whole different beast. Board members have numerous challenges to contend with. You resolve disputes, create budgets, execute major projects and deal with emergencies. And as life works, these issues usually come up when you’ve got personal or professional things going on in the background. Working on a Board is a marathon, not a sprint. To be successful, you must ...

Administration Archives

Directors & Officers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations

  • What’s in Your Wallet? Why HOA Boards Can’t Take Liability Insurance Lightly. June 7, 2017 A Homeowner’s Association (HOA) is made up of a group of volunteer homeowners. It’s often a thankless task, where the only guaranteed reward is knowing they’ve helped maintain and improve the value of their neighborhood. The last thing your volunteer board members deserve is a personal financial loss as a result of their participation.  It’s why community associations absolutely must carry liability insurance. Lawsuits filed against HOAs and other community associations are a common occurrence. Often, one or more of ...
  • “What’s in a Name?” Quite a bit, particularly for Association Board Members who have been Defamed June 5, 2017 When Shakespeare coined the phrase “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” in Hamlet, he probably wasn’t envisioning that sentiment could apply centuries later to volunteer board members. However, the Bard was opining that bad things can happen to a person and, in the present-day context, if you serving on a community association board of directors, those bad things can arrive in the form of defamation: slander and libel.     Read the article…………..
  • Condo board members not personally liable for bad decision June 2, 2017 Q: Our condo is having some work done, and the job will cost substantially more than what the board told us. Now it looks like there will be another special assessment to cover the additional costs. I think the board members who chose this contractor should have to pay the difference from their own pockets due to their incompetence. Are the owners on the hook for this? —    Read the Q&A………….
  • HOA Directors in California – WATCH OUT! READ THIS! May 21, 2017 Rogue Directors – Beware – HOA Director Liability -What is Happening in California?  Here’s the general question of importance in this blog:  Are California HOA Board Directors protected in California for their actions on the Board? Does the “business judgment rule” still apply?  This is definitely a hot topic in our state. One of my readers asked for an update blog on director liability. She asked what was happening with the Palm Springs Villas II Homeowners Association, Inc., vs. Erna ...

Directors & Officers Archives

 

Board Ethics

  • Avoiding Conflicts of Interest as an HOA Board Member May 23, 2017 When you’re an HOA board member, you hold a great deal of responsibility for your association in your hands. You want to be sure that you’re handling that responsibility correctly–and avoiding conflicts of interest is one of the key ways to make that happen. Thankfully, it is possible to allow your own issues to be raised during board meetings without using your authority unfairly.    Read the article…………
  • HOA Homefront: Being a volunteer means no profiteering (CA) April 8, 2017 Q:  A board member also owns several properties elsewhere. A homeowners association vendor told me that this director demands, and gets, “discounts” from the vendor for work done on the director’s other properties. This is certainly ethically questionable as I perceive it to be a kickback. Is it illegal?    Read the Q&A……………
  • Ethics at the condo, Part II February 17, 2017 Ethics is not just a matter of following the law. Slavery and apartheid were at one time legal, but most would agree there were and are unethical. The word “ethics” is derived from the Greek word ethos (character), and from the Latin word mores (customs). It refers to well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues.  Ethics, for example, refers to those ...
  • Ethics at the condominium association, Part I February 3, 2017 Board members know they are not to run off with the reserve funds. And attorneys know they are to guide boards in the best interests of the association, without fear of angering board members or worrying about whether they will retain a client.  The real trick is identifying other, less clear conflicts, such as sitting on a board and getting hired as a contractor for the association. The key is transparency. Too many times the focus is on the conflict. ...

Board Ethics Archives

 

President/Vice President

  • Think Like a CEO: What Successful Home Association Presidents Do May 4, 2017 Successful CEOs and association presidents have a lot more in common than you may think To be an association president who inspires and leads a board, you must approach your responsibilities with professionalism. The role shouldn’t be something to be half-heartedly filled or the last item on your daily to-do list.  Being association president is an honor, and you respect that position when you lead a drama-free, united and benevolent association.  One way of maintaining professionalism is by studying successful CEOs ...
  • One Board President’s On-the-Job Training March 7, 2017 John F. Kennedy said, famously, that there’s no school for presidents. The only way to learn the job is by doing it. The same goes for presidents of co-op and condo boards. Just ask Darren Arithoppah.  Like many of the residents at the 157-unit condominium at 140 East 56th Street in New York City’s upscale Sutton Place neighborhood, Arithoppah is a young working professional. His top reasons for joining the condo board were to bring in a new cable carrier ...
  • Clarifying Board Roles: Who’s On Board? February 13, 2017 Chances are if you’re a resident in a co-op, condo, or HOA community, you’re familiar with your property’s board of directors (or trustees, or managers, depending on what part of the country you live in). Boards are usually made up of volunteers, or members appointed by the community’s initial developer, depending on the property’s age and type. As one might imagine, the stakes are very high. Not only the money, but quite literally the homes of those who call the ...
  • So You Want to be President of Your HOA? June 17, 2016 Tired of feeling like you have no say in the decisions about the common areas or rules and regulations of your neighborhood or condominium development? Thinking of serving as president of your homeowners’ association?  Before you take the big leap, it pays to know what you’re getting into.     Read the article………….

President/Vice President Archives

 

Secretary

  • How to Record Actionable Condo Association Meeting Notes June 19, 2017 Every month, your Condo Association holds a monthly meeting. While at times this meeting may be as exciting as watching paint dry, typically there are important decisions being made. You might be deciding on finances or maintenance, helping monitor committees, and more. While you will have official minutes taken, these are often somewhat formulaic and won’t capture the full scope of what is discussed. Official minutes also do not capture the nuances of a lengthy discussion without a conclusion. Therefore ...
  • Condo Culture: Redacted minutes may limit conflicts April 23, 2017 Q. I requested and received a copy of the minutes of our board meeting. However, I noticed there has been some items blacked out so I cannot read them. Can I not read complaints or issues that are discussed regarding other owners? What about motions that are made or decisions reached? I find my copy of the minutes is not very helpful because there is very little information due to so much blacking out. Is this normal procedure?     Read ...
  • Clarifying Board Roles: Who’s On Board? February 13, 2017 Chances are if you’re a resident in a co-op, condo, or HOA community, you’re familiar with your property’s board of directors (or trustees, or managers, depending on what part of the country you live in). Boards are usually made up of volunteers, or members appointed by the community’s initial developer, depending on the property’s age and type. As one might imagine, the stakes are very high. Not only the money, but quite literally the homes of those who call the ...
  • HOA Homefront: A few minutes about minutes January 14, 2017 Q. Our president has delegated our property manager to run our homeowners meetings and he acts like the board works for him and has to agree with everything he proposes. He gets rude and obnoxious when the board does not agree with him. He takes the minutes, and changes the meetings minutes to show his point of view. I would like to tape the meetings to show what the board actually voted on and not what he wrote in the ...

Secretary Archives

 

Treasurer

  • The Role of the Treasurer in a Homeowners Association April 10, 2017 It is that time of year again – association budgets are going to be on almost everyone’s radar soon, and they are one of the core elements of any association. For a budget to be effective and the budget process to go smoothly, the treasurer of the homeowner association needs to ensure that they know their job responsibilities and duties. With that, what a better time than now to go through a list of the top tips to refresh the ...
  • Clarifying Board Roles: Who’s On Board? February 13, 2017 Chances are if you’re a resident in a co-op, condo, or HOA community, you’re familiar with your property’s board of directors (or trustees, or managers, depending on what part of the country you live in). Boards are usually made up of volunteers, or members appointed by the community’s initial developer, depending on the property’s age and type. As one might imagine, the stakes are very high. Not only the money, but quite literally the homes of those who call the ...
  • Community Associations Countdown to Year-End! December 5, 2016 The end of the year is approaching and before long we will be setting New Year’s resolutions for 2017. But before that new beginning, we need to wrap up 2016. For those associations whose year-end is December 31st there are financial and tax items that need to be addressed by the board and/or management. Let’s count down the top 10:    Read the article…………..
  • The Importance of Being Treasurer October 11, 2016 Taming the annual budget is just the beginning of this crucial job.  To do this job, you don’t need to be a certified public accountant, or a math whiz. “To be a good board treasurer, you need somebody who’s got the time and the interest to dive into the building’s financial issues,” says Howard Lazarus, managing director at Tudor Realty.  A treasurer must play many roles – as financial watchdog, as the board’s second set of eyes, ...

Treasurer Archives

 

Committees

  • Three Condo Association Communications Committee Project Ideas June 8, 2017 Condo Association Committees are an excellent way for a Community Association to increase engagement and offer more value for Owners. Different Committees have different roles. Typically a Communications Committee will be responsible for increasing outreach and engagement within a community. They function best in larger communities where the Association has a bigger budget and there’s more going on, like exercise clubs or parties. If you are considering starting a Condo Association Communications Committee, or just want to brainstorm some ideas, ...
  • Flat Chat: Bullies in strata committees, and how to shut them down June 4, 2017 How do you stop a loud-mouthed bully from dominating a strata committee? You know the type; they assume their way is the only way and shout and scream like a spoilt child – or sneer sarcastically like a pantomime villain – when anyone suggests an alternative.  Free and energetic discussion is to be encouraged, but all too often the politics of the playground take over with the strongest opinion prevailing over quiet logic while the majority acquiesce to the bullies ...
  • Four Tips for a Productive Condo Association Committee June 1, 2017 Condo Association Committees can be a powerful force within a Condo Association. As Associations are volunteer entities, they are only as strong (or weak) as the level of Owner engagement. Boards typically have their hands full with things like major projects , Special Assessments and hearings. When you add in jobs, kids, and school, this leaves most Boards with little bandwidth. This is where a productive Condo Association Committee is a life saver.    Read the article……………
  • Community Association Boards Should Spread the Load by Relying on Committees April 21, 2017 Community association board members are asked to do a great deal for the communities they serve. They give up a great deal of their time and lend their varying expertise to help their communities run as smoothly and effectively as possible. Given that so much is asked of the directors, it is important that they take appropriate steps to delegate responsibilities to committees comprised of association members.  For most community associations, the benefits of involving committees are extremely worthwhile. Not ...

Committees Archives

 

General

  • The Condo Association Board Advocate Profile June 26, 2017 The Condo Association Board Advocate is the first of the Condo Association Board personality series. The Condo Association Board Advocate is a valuable member of your Condo Board. In short, they’re looking out for the little guy. This is usually a great thing for the Owners. But is it great for the Association?    Read the article………………
  • Tips to Prepare Your Association for Summer June 16, 2017 Summertime is fast approaching, and so are all the joys of having fun under the Southern California sun. Thanks to the warm weather and clear skies, summer is the perfect season to make major headway on HOA management projects. Make sure you’re prepared to make your summer the most productive possible with these expert tips.    Read the article……………….
  • Condo Association Board Personalities June 15, 2017 Condo Boards are made up of all sorts of people. They come from different backgrounds and may be great at their jobs – or really bad. Board members tend to have several different types of personalities, which strongly influence how they govern. These styles are typically influenced by their personal backgrounds, professional backgrounds, and life experiences. This new series will focus on different Condo Association Board personalities. Once the series is complete, check back for a quiz to see which ...
  • Business Judgment Rule Doesn’t Apply When the Board Acts Outside its Authority June 14, 2017 Is an HOA Board of Directors (“Board”) entitled to protection under the Business Judgment Rule (“BJR”) when it applies an unambiguous view restriction contained in the governing documents in a manner other than written?    Read the article…………….

General Board Articles Archives