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Idaho Condo & HOA News

  • It’s the Law: Property declaration of covenants, conditions, and restrictions (ID) June 9, 2024
    Q. I don’t live in a neighborhood with an HOA (homeowner’s association) or anything, but I just got a letter from one of my neighbors saying that my new shed violates a covenant that I have to follow. I’m not sure what he’s talking about. Are there covenants that prohibit my new shed? Do I have to obey these covenants?    Read the Q&A………………………………..
  • HOA denies allegations of forcing out elderly veteran (ID) May 26, 2024
    A local homeowner’s association is disputing claims that an elderly veteran may be forced out of his home due to HOA fees.  Local News 8 reported Friday that 80-year-old Bob Reinisch was asked to pay a total of $3,500 in fees and assessments to the Gem Lake Harbor Homeowner’s Association, which he said he cannot afford. His petition to exempt veterans over 70 years of age from the fees was denied and a July 1st deadline was issued.   Read the ...
  • HOA sues residents for operating in-home businesses (ID) April 17, 2024
    In December, Two Rivers Subdivision HOA filed a complaint with Ada County’s Fourth District Court against Yuriy Buchinskiy and his wife Valentina Buchinskiy aiming to force them to stop operating their small businesses out of their home in the upscale subdivision.   Read the article…………………………….
  • What (Gov.) Little just did with a bill to help the developer of a big Boise-area subdivision (ID) April 11, 2024
    The bill appears to take aim at the PUC’s decision in 2023 to regulate water rates dictated by the homeowners association of Dry Creek Ranch, a planned community in the Boise Foothills, after residents complained of rising prices.  The Dry Creek Water Company previously operated as an unregulated public utility.    Read the article…………………………….
  • No threat to resident safety at Elkhorn Springs condos, new report says (ID) March 27, 2024
    Structural rot discovered last year in parts of the Elkhorn Springs condominiums in Sun Valley has not compromised residents’ safety, according to the latest investigation of the buildings.  The investigation, conducted by Seattle structural engineering firm AJP Engineering, is the latest in a series of reports on the buildings sparked by the late-2023 discovery of rot.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Condo residents facing carport collapse aftermath (ID) March 15, 2024
    A carport collapse at an Idaho Falls condominium more than a week ago is still causing frustration for the people who live there.  The carport at the Westwood Park Village Condos fell on top of about a dozen cars causing the some serious damage.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Carport collapses on multiple vehicles at Idaho Falls condo complex (ID) March 6, 2024
    A carport collapsed on multiple vehicles Tuesday night at a condominium complex on the west side of Idaho Falls.  The weight of snow caused the structure to fall on about 14 cars and trucks at Westwood Park Village Condos on Vega Street around 10:30 p.m.   Read the article…………………………….

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  • HOAs Must Understand Use and Power of Contracts
    The board of directors in a homeowners association (HOA) is responsible for the functionality and governance of the community. One of the powers and duties delegated to the board of directors is the power to negotiate and enter into contracts, which is highly significant to the operation and bylaws of an HOA.   Read the article………………………..
  • Summer is here! Any Plans for Capital Improvement Projects?
    I’m certain that there are many communities (another word “associations”) out there that are getting ready to do improvements around their properties during this perfect season such as resurfacing asphalts, exterior building painting, entrance water feature renovation, etc. Of course, summer projects come with the question of “Are we adequately funded for these projects”.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Flags: What Everyone Ought to Know About Idaho’s HOA Flag Rules
    Flags are something you see every day and with summer holidays coming up, flags are going to be everywhere you go. Flags can mean different things to different people, they can represent countries, ideas, holidays, and even politics. Flags have a long history, and regardless of what they represent, they will continue to be put on display by people all around the world. However, what happens if you live in a Community Association that has restrictions when it comes to ...
  • The correlation between collection rates, HOA culture (ID)
    Homeowners association collection rates might be unsettling to those who believe they are exempt to pay or feel rules don’t apply to them. Most, however, do the right thing and do understand the concept of community living. Those few who buck the system, unfortunately, play a significant influence on its culture, according to a recent report by the Community Association Institute. It isn’t the people who don’t pay, necessarily; it is the failure of a Board to enforce the rules ...
  • HOA boards should operate more like a business (ID)
    Many Idaho homeowner associations lack adequate resources to operate like a business, and a volunteer board member ends up wasting an enormous amount of time on concerns that divert their attention away from key concerns. All too often, associations are run like a family community co-op, foregoing business acumen, to gather over a pot-luck. While casual gatherings are great for fostering relationships, the failure to operate like a business can damage the association and result in creative reporting, lackluster enforcement ...
  • Homeowner’s Association Liens in Idaho
    Idaho law allows a homeowner’s association (HOA) to record a lien against a lot when the owner fails to pay assessments. But only if the covenants, conditions & restrictions (CC&Rs) or bylaws give the HOA the power to file a lien.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Four steps to improve local wildfire planning (ID)
    The price of wildfire has never been higher. In 1995, fire made up 16 percent of the U.S. Forest Service’s annual appropriation budget; in 2015, wildfire consumed more than 50 percent of the agency’s budget. But the price of fire is also told in lost recreational opportunities, scarred landscapes adjacent to city centers, loss of wildlife habitat, presence of invasive species and, increasingly, after-effects such as flood and landslides, that can cause even greater long-term harm to a community than ...

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