What’s An Owner To Do When A Board Lies?

Many owners want to know what their options are when the board is “less than above board.” Here is a question from a reader that really believes the HOA Board is doing something slimey! “Can you tell me what a

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Pet Assessments in HOAs or Condos – What is Reasonable?

I get lots of questions about extras fees being charged by HOA and Condo boards. Some are justified, some are not. Generally, in order to legally charge any fee to members, there has to be authority in one of the

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HOW DO YOU CHANGE DUES ALLOCATIONS IN HOAs or CONDOs?

The following email is similar to many I receive – the twist – it relates to a commercial condo, but the answer is about the same for residential condo or HOA dues or assessments: “I own a commercial condo in

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST – BOARD MEMBER ETHICS

A colleague of mine recently delivered an email newsletter that cited a case in Nevada discussing conflict of interest. A Nevada city council member was “censured” for voting in favor of a casino development for whom a long-time personal friend

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Updating and Restating CC&Rs – Do You Get What You Pay For?

Updating and Restating Governing Documents As A Project Homeowner associations pay big bucks for amending and restating the governing documents. It may seem like an easy task but if you do it right it is an involved process, and cooperation and

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Minutes of HOA and Condo Board Meetings – What Should Be In Them?

I get a lot of questions about minutes. Some people think they should contain more information, and some people claim less information should be in them. Here is a question about specifics: “When I reviewed the minutes from recent board meetings there

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We’re in the process of updating our blog software.  Check back soon for all of the old posts as well as the new ones coming. Thanks for your patience

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