HOA/Condo legal issues workshop hosted by the Central Oklahoma Neighborhood Alliance Watch the workshop slides………………..
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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…….
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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……..