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Kansas Condominium & Homeowner Association News

  • Battling their HOA, Wichita homeowners win key ruling at Kansas Court of Appeals | Opinion May 28, 2024
    Props to the Kansas Court of Appeals for respecting homeowners’ rights — and the English language — in a dispute between a Wichita couple and their homeowners association over who has to fix the fence.   Read the article…………………………….
  • New Kansas law will allow homeowners to wipe away racist language from property deeds May 2, 2024
    Racially restrictive deeds and exclusionary covenants are still scattered across the Kansas City metro, embedded deep in the bylaws of homes associations and subdivisions’ rules, even though they can no longer be enforced. Now, property owners have a way to remove the language from the documents.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Kansas homeowners urge lawmakers to ban ‘punitive’ rooftop solar restrictions February 15, 2024
    Alan Bauman would put solar panels on his Prairie Village home if he could. He’d like to benefit from the savings on his energy bill and have more security when his electric utility suffers power outages.  But his homeowners association restricts his and neighbors’ ability to install solar power.   Read the article…………………………….
  • HOA rules change plans for Paulie’s Penguin Playground new location (KS) November 22, 2023
    The Paulie’s Penguin Playground Christmas display will not be in someone’s front yard this year, but the long-time holiday tradition will be in Johnson County for one weekend in December.   Read the article……………………………
  • Solar panels at center of growing issue between HOAs, homeowners (KS) November 11, 2023
    Another example of a growing issue between homeowners’ associations and property owners involving solar panels pops up in a northwest Wichita neighborhood. Similar to a situation this summer in the southwest part of town, an HOA said “no” to a homeowner wanting the panels on his home. This will likely become an even bigger issue as solar becomes more popular and affordable. It’s an issue ending up in courts and state legislators across the U.S.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Kansas condo board says it’s being forced to pay twice for gas used during 2021 winter storm September 19, 2023
    The group’s complaint says it paid for the exorbitant cost of natural gas after a February 2021 winter storm. Then it switched providers and is being forced to pay again.    Read the article………………………..
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Kansas Condominium & Homeowner Association Articles

  • Kansas Association Votes to Amend HOA Voting Procedures
    The Board of Directors of Forest Lakes Master Association sought to amend the HOA voting procedures set forth in the Association’s Declaration. The Board requested all members vote in person or by proxy at the meeting they called to consider the amendment. With concern that they would not get full participation, the Board also announced that if they did not get enough votes at the meeting, they would go door-to-door for 30 days following the meeting to get the required ...
  • The Million Dollar Flower Pot Fiasco
    No matter how innocent or small the violation, never underestimate the possibility of it blowing up and costing both the association and owner far more money than it ever should have. Case in point: Avignon Villa Homes and Mr. Jim Hildebrand. This dispute involves a Kansas community where an owner decided to fight for his right and freedom to install various improvements without going through the required architectural approval process or following the rules in the community.     Read 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 questions of “Should Bob steal from Jack?” or “Should Jack lie to his boss?”
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    Transition
  • Strategic Planning
    Strategic Planning
  • Reserve Studies/Management
    Reserve Studies/Management
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    Green Communities
Kansas Article Archives

 

Kansas Laws

 

Uniform Common Interest Owner Bill of Rights Act

Uniform Common Interest Owner Bill of Rights:  Background

Apartment Ownership Act (Condo’s)

Townhouse Ownership Act

Acts Against Discrimination  (Removal of certain restrictive covenants)

Common Interest Communities (UCIOBORA) Checklist.

 

Kansas Condominium & Homeowner Association Resources

Homes Association of Kansas City

The Greater Kansas City area has a proud tradition of neighborhoods and a strong network of homes associations to protect that legacy. Homes Associations of Kansas City (HAKC) is an alliance of 53 homeowners associations. HAKC includes associations on both sides of State Line.

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