How final is a final arbitration award? In Escapes! To the Shores Condominium Association, Inc., et al. v. Hoar Construction, LLC, and Architectural Surfaces, Inc., the plaintiff condo association argued that an arbitration award that didn’t resolve all claims against all parties in the trial court was not final enough to be appealed. The Alabama […]
While the starting point for assessing an insurer’s duty to defend requires comparing the allegations contained within a complaint to the language contained within the insured’s policy, the majority of states require an insurer to do more. In Alabama, a failure of the underlying complaint to allege damages falling within the policy’s terms is not […]
Managing two ageing adjacent wastewater treatment plants that are nearing the end of their days…… This can be a tall order at the best of times – but how about when discharge is into one of the most diverse and sensitive waterways in the world – home to more species of fish than any other […]
Condominiums in the state of Alabama are governed by the Alabama Uniform Condominium Act. Section 35-8A-313 of the Act specifically relates to insurance requirements for condominiums. Condominium associations are required to maintain master insurance policies, but individual unit owners are not required to obtain their own insurance policies for their units. Read the entire article……………………………….
In a nutshell, what clarity did the most recent opinion by the Nevada Supreme Court provide for the pending litigation around HOA super priority liens? Read the article…………
Simply put, when someone is employing ethics, he or she recognizes what is right and what is wrong and is choosing to do the right thing; however, as a great deal of business ethics literature will attest, “the right thing” is not always straightforward. For example, most ethical dilemmas in the workplace are not simply […]
When we hear the word “condominium” or “condo” we typically think of a place to stay while on vacation or an apartment-style home in a densely-populated urban area. However, the condominium form of ownership can be a very useful tool for businesses including individual doctors and physician practices. Read more……..
Every community has its own history, personality, attributes and challenges, but all associations share common characteristics and core principles. Good associations preserve the character of their communities, protect property values and meet the established expectations of homeowners. Great associations also cultivate a true sense of community, promote active homeowner involvement and create a culture of […]
An HOA is an entity that governs activities in a residential area. Most HOAs require residents to pay dues for services they provide, such as landscaping of the subdivision’s streets. Read more……..
(1) For purposes of administering the Alabama business privilege tax law levied by §40-14A-22, Code of Alabama 1975, effective with business privilege taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2009, and business privilege tax determination periods beginning on or after January 1, 2008: Read more…….
A professional community manager should provide or facilitate the following checklist of services/actions to guide the board and owners before, during and after hurricane season. The board could 1) authorize the manager to proceed with accomplishing each action item Read more…….
The first steps to superior board performance are clarifying your board’s job and then following through with appropriate plans, actions and evaluation of results. The checklists presented here are intended to assist you in those tasks. They cover a significant number of your responsibilities. The checklists will apply to virtually any association. To use them, […]