HOA Boards must be wary of potential conflicts of interest

Q: What is a reasonable course of action for homeowners who have legitimate concerns about a board member with a clear conflict of interest? For example, say a homeowners’ association (HOA) has a board member who is also a contractor specializing in replacing siding. This person, along with the other board members, makes the decision to interpret a provision of the restrictive covenants (the CCRs) that requires homes to have a “pleasing exterior” to mean that homeowners must replace their siding with a particular (translation: expensive) type of siding that the board member’s company sells and installs. Do homeowners have any recourse in such a situation?    Read the Q&A…………..