Do HOA Owners Have To Clean Up Their Vehicle Spills?

Questions often arise about how much authority Boards have to require certain things from owners in a Condo or HOA. Here is one such question in an email from a reader: “Hey Beth – Thanks so much for your amazing

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Timing For Elections for HOAs, Tips

Here is a nice email from a reader about election timing (and appreciation for my blogs!): “Brilliant articles: I have searched and searched. I can’t seem to find the timing of holding an election. Our group is trying to establish

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Should an HOA Delay an Update Project Because There Might Be A New Davis Stirling Act?

I recently received a question from an association board interested in amending, restating and updating their governing documents. This is what they said: “The committee & the Board has one major concern: The Davis-Stirling revision & its impact on the

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Need Help From Condo & HOA Insurance & Flooring Vendors!

Hey, it’s my turn to ask some questions. Maybe there are some HOA or Condo vendors out there with the answers: INSURANCE GURUS? – Someone wrote in – they bought a unit in a 4 unit condo building at foreclosure.

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Is Board Misconduct Acceptable?

Recirculation of this 2007 email seems to be a good idea – since we are in some “mean times” these days and lots of people are short tempered. See also the concurrent recirculation of the email addressing misconduct by owners.

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Owner Misconduct – How Does It Show Up?

Time to address rude behavior once again. I am getting lots of emails from directors and also from owners reporting really rude conduct. So I am reprinting 2 blogs done in 2007 related to rude and inappropriate conduct. Reprint of

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Do You Have To Give Owners the Mailing List? How About the Email List?

With the interest in the internet and web as a source for finding answers, many HOA owners are becoming more informed, maybe even more inquisitive. Thus, owners are asking for more information from boards and if it is not forthcoming

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HOA Boards – Do You Read and Understand What You’re Signing?

QUESTION: “Our HOA has a landscaping contract that has been “auto renewed” for the past 10 years. Can they do that?” This question is important enough for both blogs so I am doing it on both of my blogs and

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May an HOA Board Charge for Rudeness?

This is a good question. I believe there are many boards that get entrenched because of rude behavior by owners. There are ways to deal with rudeness other than charging the rude owner more than might be charged to a

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Should Directors Report Individually to the Members of an HOA?

What happens when Directors decide on their own to communicate with owners in a newsletter without any effort to coordinate communications in a way that is comfortable for the Board? The following question (from a reader) is what happens: “Is

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