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/ Owner - June 21, 2012

Missouri Condominium & Homeowner Association News

  • St. Louis Mom Battles HOA ‘Grinches’ to create Christmas wonderland for her son (MO) December 23, 2023
    A St. Louis mom aimed to bring a little Christmas cheer to her subdivision and her son. This year, she decorated her front yard and surrounding property with over 100 inflatables and decorations ranging from gnomes, Santas, reindeer, and Disney characters.   Read the article……………………………..
  • Amid short-term rental debates, some HOAs consider limits or bans (MO) December 17, 2023
    Despite some predictions earlier this year of an “Airbnbust,” bookings and profits are growing for the vacation rental company.  With the continued popularity of websites such as Airbnb and VRBO, local governments are developing new laws to regulate short-term rentals. But within cities and towns, a similar task faces another government-like entity: the homeowners association.   Read the article…………………………
  • Another solar panel fight in west St. Louis County heads to court (MO) December 13, 2023
    Kean is friends with the trustees on the board — he used to be one — so he asked why he was denied. It wasn’t so much about his proposal, the president of the board allegedly told him, but that the trustees were afraid an approval would set off the “wild west of requests, and such requests would be a pain for trustees to manage.”    Read the article…………………………….
  • Judge strips control of downtown St. Louis building from Lux Living owners (MO) December 7, 2023
    An Alston company owns the majority of Ely Walker condo units, giving him the votes to fill the condo board with employees of his companies. Several independent condo owners sued the Alston-controlled board in 2016 and again in 2021, litigation that is still ongoing. On Nov. 21, the condo owners filed a motion in one of their lawsuits to appoint a receiver for the building.    Read the article……………………………….
  • For these KC condo owners, the cost of living on the Plaza just rose — by $178,000 (MO) November 9, 2023
    According to real estate records, each of the condo owners inside Alameda Towers Condominiums — a 20-story building that overlooks the Country Club Plaza that is home to some of Kansas City’s most well-known wealthy families — were notified recently that they would have to pony up $178,000 each for a $10 million condominium repair project.    Read the article………………………….

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Missouri Condominium & Homeowner Association Articles

  • Who Are the “Beneficial Owners” of a Missouri Homeowners Association or Condominium Association?
    As we discussed last week, most Missouri HOAs and COAs are organized as nonprofit corporations that have not applied for, and may not be eligible for, tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(a). As such, they may be considered “reporting companies” as defined in the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”). That means they would be required to report their “beneficial owners” through the Beneficial Ownership Secure System (“BOSS”)   Read the article…………………………….
  • Are Missouri Homeowners Associations and Condominium Associations Required to Comply with the Corporate Transparency Act?
    On December 11, 2020, Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2021. After years of rule-making, the CTA finally went into effect on January 1, 2024. The CTA, and the associated regulations, require companies formed or operating in the United States to file a beneficial ownership report with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) of the U.S. Treasury Department through the Beneficial Ownership Secure System, aptly referred to as “BOSS”. For ...
  • Contractual Considerations for Short-Term Rentals
    Property owners (“Owners”) interested in engaging in short-term leases should carefully consider the structure of their contracts (“Leases”). Anticipating potential disputes and consequences is essential for avoiding future litigation. A well-written Lease can serve to facilitate friendly, productive, and profitable landlord/tenant relationships.   Read the article………………………..
  • How To Handle Neighbor Disputes In A Fair Manner
    Disputes are an inevitable part of living in communities. When people live near each other, they are bound to disagree occasionally. As an association board member knows, disagreements between residents and the board happen often. However, disputes between neighbors are even more common.   Read the article………………………..
  • How to Keep Owners Engaged in the HOA
    Owners make up the heart of any HOA. They elect the board of directors. Their HOA fees fund community projects. They provide a volunteer workforce for the community.  The owners in your HOA are extremely important. The following are some tips to keep them engaged and active in the community.     Read the article………………………..
  • How to Get Your Residents to Take Pride in Their Community (MO)
    As communities get larger and residents become more isolated from one another, fostering community pride can be a challenge. Even small communities struggle to get residents to take pride in their community. This, of course, does not mean that residents dislike where they live. But, they may not feel as invested in the community as you would like.   Read the article………………………..
  • New Missouri Law Affects Municipal Control over Home Occupations
    Unlike municipalities, HOA’s are not prevented by the new law from restricting work from home in their respective subdivisions so long as their governing documents provide for such restrictions.   Read the article………………………..

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Missouri Condominium & Homeowner Association Resources

Community Associations Institute – Heartland Chapter

CAI – Heartland Chapter blog. 

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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