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Georgia Condominium & Homeowner Association News

  • Belmont Park in Newnan sparks state legislation (GA) July 5, 2024
    Homeowners association, the words conjure up thoughts of power-hungry board members harassing their neighbors, neighborhood segregation, and fines.  What they do not bring to mind are peaceful, clean, well-kept neighborhoods.  Horror stories abound about homeowners associations gone bad. But people buying into new neighborhoods are often required to join the HOA created by the developer to govern the community   Read the article…………………………….
  • Fayetteville Invites Community Leaders to HOA/POA Meeting for Civic Engagement at City Hall June 29, 2024
    The City of Fayetteville is gearing up to host a significant gathering aimed at those entwined in the workings of neighborhood governance.  Slated for Saturday, August 17, 2024, from 9:30 to 11:00 in the morning, Fayetteville officials will hold an HOA/POA meeting at the City Hall.    Read the article…………………………….
  • ‘Stop the nonsense’: Georgia lawmakers move to give homeowners more rights in HOA disputes June 27, 2024
    Georgia lawmakers are moving to limit the power given to homeowners associations after hearing horror stories from residents who say they were unfairly fined.   Video news report……………………..
  • Georgia homeowners share nightmarish legal brawls June 22, 2024
    Georgia residents who have faced foreclosure proceedings and, in at least one case, lost their house to their homeowners association detailed frustrating conflicts stemming from what they described as an abuse of power.  Read the article…………………………….
  • Richmond Hill neighbors battle HOA over melting homes (GA) June 20, 2024
    Many people in Richmond Hill housing subdivisions say they’re dealing with siding on their homes melting in the sunlight.  One woman says her homeowners association is stopping her from making a change to prevent it from happening again.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Dunwoody residents get details on DeKalb’s watershed issues (GA) June 10, 2024
    DeKalb officials told the Dunwoody Homeowners Association at its June 9 meeting that $520 million has been invested in the county’s water treatment system since 2017, but it is still antiquated and fragile.  Maria Houser, the director of the county’s Capital Improvement Plan and Environmental Compliance, said significant achievements in the past seven years include improvements to the plant itself, the development and completion of the first phase of a master plan that will run through the year 2050, and ...
  • NCSO implementing community safety campaign (GA) June 4, 2024
    The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is implementing a community safety campaign program called Connect Newton.  To keep communities informed and aid in the understanding of local crime, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office invites residents to participate in the upcoming program. The NCSO requests that neighborhoods or communities with a Homeowners Association (HOA) provide a contact person’s name, email address, and phone number to its Crime Analysis and Intelligence Unit    Read the article…………………………….

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Georgia Condominium & Homeowner Association Articles

  • The Insurance Crisis and It’s Impact on Condominium Associations (GA)
    There is a nationwide home insurance crisis with condominiums being especially affected. Over the two years, property insurance companies have been trying to navigate steep losses due to inflation, increased insurance construction costs, and catastrophic events such as hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires. Insurers have raised premiums, cancelled policies, refused to renew others and others have stopped writing coverage.    Read the article…………………………….
  • The ABCs of HOA Covenant Enforcement
    There is perhaps no task more vexing for a Board of Directors than enforcing the Association’s rules and covenants. Done improperly, covenant enforcement actions can be tiresome, ineffective, and expensive. Incorporating these fundamental principles, the enforcement ABCs, can ensure that your Association is able to navigate this process with ease.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Georgia House Bill 220
    On April 23, 2024, Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp signed House Bill 220 into law, marking a significant shift in how community associations, including condominium and homeowners associations, can handle violations of their covenants    Read the article…………………………….
  • The Importance of Professional HOA Contracts (GA)
    Community associations cannot accomplish all the tasks they are responsible for without getting outside professionals to help maintain and service their assets. With every agreement to provide a service or to supply materials comes HOA contracts.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Top 5 HOA Collection Policy FAQs for Board Members (GA)
    Many board members and homeowners have questions about their HOA collection policy and how their HOA enforces the policy. We’ve asked our experienced HOA collection attorney team to provide the top questions they hear from association board members to help you better manage your community:   Read the article…………………………….
  • Corporate Transparency Act 2022: Reporting Required for HOAs (GA)
    The Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) that was enacted by Congress in 2021 will go into effect at the start of 2024. While the Corporate Transparency Act was implemented to combat the use of shell corporations, LLC’s, partnerships, and other entities to facilitate terrorist funding, corruption, tax fraud, and other illicit activities, it will also likely apply to HOA and condominium associations.   Read the article……………………………….
  • A Guide to Georgia Property Owners’ Association Act (POAA)
    The Georgia Property Owners’ Association Act (POAA) is a Georgia statute that provides for rights and authority that a homeowners’ association (HOA) can elect to be governed by in addition to its community-specific governing documents. The POAA was enacted to provide HOAs with powers and procedures, similar to the Georgia Condominium Act that governs condominium associations in Georgia.     Read the article………………………………..

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The law firm of Lazega & Johanson LLC has a large number of relevant articles available as well as Quickfacts(TM)

The law firm of Rome & Associates P.C. has a large number of relevant articles available

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