Oklahoma Community Associations and COVID-19 issues

What follows are various resources for Oklahoma community associations (condominium and homeowner associations)1 regarding COVID-19 (corona virus). While community association boards are vested with reasonable business judgment and discretion, the following may be useful for boards navigating the unique operating environment relative to COVID-19. The following information is provided as a resource and should not […]

Oklahoma Homeowner Association Law

The law of Homeowners Associations (HOAs) and Property Owners Associations (POAs) is in a state of evolution in Oklahoma. In 1975, the Oklahoma Legislature enacted the “Real Estate Development Act” (REDA). Developments and HOAs created prior to 1975 are not covered by the Act. For Developments and Associations created after the enactment of REDA, the […]

CAI Best Practices: Ethics

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 […]

New Year’s Resolutions for HOA Board Members

As we approach the new year, allow me to propose the following five New Year’s Resolutions for the Board of Directors of all Homeowners and Property Owners Associations.     Read more…….

HOA’s May Collect Attorney Fees After Successful Action (OK)

In two recent decisions, the Oklahoma Appellate Courts have allowed Homeowners Associations to collect attorney’s fees and costs after successful litigation. Oklahoma follows the “American Rule”, which is that Attorney Fees may not be awarded unless there is a contract between the parties that allows them or there is a statute that specifically allows for […]

From Good to Great: Principles for Community Association Success

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 […]

Introduction to Community Association Living

Community Volunteer Leadership Development Program Community volunteer leaders and members can maximize the benefits of community association living by better understanding the history, purpose, and function of community associations. One way to do so is by participating in the Center for Community Association Volunteers’ (CCAV) Community Volunteer Leadership Development Program – offered online or by […]

So Now You’re On the Board

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, […]

Covenant Violations and Statute of Limitations

On October 9, the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals (Division IV) decided the case of Vrasenevich v. Pearl Craft. The decision creates an apparent split of authority in Oklahoma on the issue of whether the statute of Limitations can be used as a defense in an action for covenant violations.     Read more……..