Nevada Condo & HOA News
- HOA potlucks can be so complicated (NV) February 25, 2024Q: Are there any requirements for a potluck that would be held at the community clubhouse? I received three conflicting opinions. One individual stated that no homemade food is permitted in the clubhouse. Another individual said that a food handler’s license is required. A third indicated that a stove is required in the clubhouse. I’m confused. I did some research but couldn’t find anything. Thank you for shedding some light on this. Read the article…………………………….
- Homeowner gets bid but does not follow proper procedure (NV) February 19, 2024Q: One of the residents knows a company who provides barrier arm installation and requested we ask the company for a bid, which is totally fine in my opinion. However, the problem stems from the resident bypassing the board and our management firm and directly contacting the company and not having it send the sealed bid to our management company to open at our meeting. Instead, the resident just passed out the bid to various other homeowners associaiton members. Read ...
- Hot water heaters usually responsibility of condo owner (NV) February 11, 2024Q: I have been the president of a very active and proactive board for some time now. Our development has 84 units. Over the past few years we have paved the parking lots, replaced the windows in all of the units, replaced the roofs as well as a number of other assorted projects aimed at enhancing the value for our owners. Read the Q&A………………………………..
- HOA board learns dog parks are expensive (NV) February 6, 2024Q: I am the vice president of a homeowners association in Las Vegas, which is considering establishing dog parks. I would like to talk to a HOA that has dog parks but have not been able to find any. Read the Q&A………………………………..
- HOA tells homeowner to remove rainbow flag (NV) December 26, 2023Q: I live in a large homeowners association community in Las Vegas. Recently the HOA pressured a homeowner to remove a rainbow flag. Apparently, a conservative resident was offended by a sign of inclusion and harmony. The reason given was that “statement” flags are prohibited. Read the Q&A…………………………
- Protecting HOA volunteers and staff: Strengthening community safety and respect (opinion) (NV) December 18, 2023As a homeowner and active member of my community, I am thrilled to see the recent legislative action taken by our esteemed legislature and governor in passing SB 417 into law, effective October 1st. This legislation is a crucial step toward protecting the volunteers and staff of homeowners associations (HOAs) from harassment and bullying, and it sends a clear message that such behavior will not be tolerated within our communities. Read the opinion…………………………..
- HOA has options in dealing with abusive homeowner (NV) December 17, 2023Q: I live in an (age-qualified) community with 133 condo units, Our latest budget/homeowners association meeting did not go well. A homeowner had his three minutes to speak as per the ruling set. Read the article…………………………..
Nevada Condo & HOA Articles
- Nevada Court Issues Significant Guidance on the Interpretation of ALTA HOA EndorsementsOn October 12, 2023, the Supreme Court of Nevada (“the Court”) issued an important decision in the matter of Deutsche Bank National Trust Company v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, No. 84161, 2023 Nev. LEXIS 40 (Oct. 12, 2023), providing guidance on the interpretation and application of American Land Title Association (“ALTA”) and California Land Title Association (“CLTA”) endorsements 100(1)(a), 100(2)(a), and 115.2(2). Read the article……………………………
- Financial, Physical, & Operational Health: How Does Your Association Measure Up?In early 2020, our firm was hired to prepare a reserve study for an unremarkable 136-unit, 12-story condominium in south Florida. It was the kind of association you could drive right by without noticing, not much different from all the other high-rise buildings in this coastal neighborhood. Read the article………………………..
- Las Vegas Water Agency Seeks Power to Limit Residential Use (NV)Nevada lawmakers are considering a remarkable shift in allowing the water agency that manages the Colorado River supply for Las Vegas to limit single-family residential use in the desert city and surrounding county. Read the article………………………..
- Residential Communities vs. Climate Change: Adjusting to the New Reality (NV)The reality of climate change is upon us. Weather patterns have changed, and seasons have been altered. We experience more intense heat, more frequent, destructive storms, wide-ranging wildfires, and more destructive cold. Tornadoes—the spawn of conflicting hot and cold air masses—touch down in places they were once almost unheard of. What was scientific prognostication only a few years ago has become reality. Read the article………………………..
- Association Can Adopt Architectural Guidelines (NV)The Association was established in 1925 to manage land owned by a local Elks Club. In 1929 the Association began selling individual lots within the subdivision. Since then, the subdivision consisted of both individual lots held in private ownership and common property held by the Association. Read the article………………………..
- Nevada Supreme Court Holds Challenges to HOA Liens Subject to 4-Year SOL, Which May Not Be Triggered by HOA SaleIn response to certified questions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Nevada Supreme Court recently held that: (1) an action seeking to determine the validity of a homeowners association lien under NRS 40.010 is subject to NRS 11.220’s four-year statute of limitations; (2) the four-year statute of limitations does not begin to run until the titleholder “affirmatively repudiates” the lien; and (3) a homeowners association’s foreclosure sale, standing alone, does not trigger the applicable four-year ...
- Controlling Access to Your Building Keys, Fobs, & Door CodesUnless you live in Mayberry (and maybe even if you do), chances are you wouldn’t be comfortable leaving your house or going to bed and just leaving your front doors unlocked. Nor would you likely approve of anyone who passed by your home being able to just come in uninvited and roam around unescorted. Read the entire article……………………………….
Nevada Condo & HOA Resources
Community Associations Institute – Nevada Chapter
Nevada Office of the Ombudsman (for Common Interest Communities)
Nevada Real Estate Commission for Common-Interest Communities & Condominium Hotels (The office of the Ombudsman for Owners in Common-Interest Communities and Condominium Hotels was created to assist homeowners and board members in common interest communities to better understand their rights and obligations under the law and their governing documents)
Nevada Association of Community Managers – The Nevada Association of Community Managers, Inc. is an organization dedicated solely to the representation of community managers in the state of Nevada. Since our founding, we have strived to help managers become more educated professionals for the industry.