What Happens When an Owner’s Employee is Injured in Common Area in an HOA?

I received an email with an interesting twist regarding liability for accidents that happen in a homeowners association common area and whether it matters who is injured. Here it is: “We’ve been working on restating our bylaws/CC&Rs, and an owner

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Who Verifies Contractor’s Insurance for Condo/HOA?

Here is a question that seems it should have a simple answer: “Who is responsible in verifying contractor’s insurance before they start working on a project? Is it the property management company or the board of directors of the HOA?

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Election Campaigning in HOAs and Condos – What’s Allowed?

What’s my take on election campaigns in homeowner associations and condo associations? Are there limits and restrictions? Here are some questions from an inquiring mind: “I’m writing to get your take on a situation at our HOA regarding a pending

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Can Board Continue to Function Shorthanded?

I often get asked what happens when a director(s) resign(s) and the Board does not appoint anyone to fill the position. Here is the scenario presented (via a combination of emails): ** The last [election occcurred] in the spring of

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Use of Pool by the “Untrained” – Should It Be Prohibited?

Here is a question about use of the pool. Take note, summer is coming (or is it already here?). “The HOA is denying access to the pool for any “persons” who are not toilet trained. they took down the “no

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