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  • Top 10 Amenities Residents Want In A Condominium Corporation (ON) February 26, 2024
    Many condominium corporations have amenities that give residents even more opportunities to enjoy their community. These amenities, funded primarily through common element fees, play a pivotal role in shaping the quality of neighbourhood life. They also help a condominium corporation remain competitive in the homebuying market and increase property values. Read on to learn the top 10 amenities that today’s condominium corporation homeowners and potential homebuyers are looking for.    Read the article…………………………….
  • South Africa: Mooikloof estate takes man to court to seize his stand after failing to build within a year February 26, 2024
    The Mooikloof Glen Estates Home Owners Association took a stand owner to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria in an effort to seize his stand after he failed to build a house within a year of buying the piece of land.  Read the article…………………………….
  • Boise-area HOA sued couple over their home businesses. They say it’s discrimination (ID) February 26, 2024
    An Eagle family says they’ve been discriminated against after being sued by their homeowners’ association over the businesses they run from home. The HOA has asked the court to stop the couple from operating their businesses at home and pay several thousand dollars in fines.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Term Limit Law Still 2 Years Away (FL) February 26, 2024
    Q: My condominium association will be having its annual meeting soon, which will include an election for members to the board of directors. Some of our board members have served for numerous years, and I understood that there are now term limits on the number of years a board member could serve. What is the current status of term limits for condominium associations?     Read the Q&A………………………………..

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Directors & Officers Insurance Articles

  • Why Your HOA Needs a Responsibility Chart September 9, 2023
    A responsibility chart can be a valuable tool for keeping your HOA organized and making sure your members know who to contact when they need assistance. Here is an overview of what a responsibility chart is and how it can benefit your community!   Read the article………………………..
  • Understanding the Key Roles of Officers in a Community Association Board of Directors September 9, 2023
    Community associations play a vital role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in their respective communities. At the heart of every community association is its board of directors, comprised of dedicated individuals who serve in various officer roles. In this article, we will delve into the responsibilities and functions of these officers, shedding light on their contributions to the community’s well-being.   Read the article………………………..
  • Understanding the Key Roles of Officers in a Community Association Board of Directors September 6, 2023
    Community associations play a vital role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in their respective communities. At the heart of every community association is its board of directors, comprised of dedicated individuals who serve in various officer roles. In this article, we will delve into the responsibilities and functions of these officers, shedding light on their contributions to the community’s well-being.   Read the article………………………..
  • Related Claim Provision Bars Coverage for Discrimination Claims Asserted Over a Six-Year Period (IL) August 21, 2023
    Applying Illinois law, the First District Appellate Court of Illinois has held that a related wrongful acts provision barred coverage for a series of “claims” made over the course of six years because the claims—as the insured conceded—arose out of the same claim. Steadfast Ins. Co. v. State Parkway Condo. Ass’n, 2023 WL 4105252 (Il. App. Ct. June 21, 2023).    Read the article………………………..

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General Liability Insurance Articles

  • No Common Areas In Your HOA? Do You Still Need HOA Liability Insurance? September 6, 2023
    An HOA liability insurance is essential. It protects your homeowners’ association against liability claims. But what if you don’t have shared spaces in your HOA? Do you still need the insurance?   Read the article………………………..
  • Washington Court of Appeals Upholds Condo Declaration’s Exculpatory Clause August 31, 2023
    The Washington Court of Appeals recently ruled in an unpublished opinion that a condominium’s declaration exculpated the condominium association from any liability arising out of an owner’s claim that the association neglected to maintain a common element.   Read the article………………………..
  • Are Your HOA Volunteers Covered for Injuries? August 24, 2023
    Homeowners Associations (“HOAs”) rely on the efforts of their volunteer directors, officers, and committee members to perform all manner of tasks needed in assisting the HOA with its operations. Participation by these HOA volunteers in common tasks such as site inspections, including slope inspections, landscape committee walk-throughs, and even meeting room set up and take down can all create a risk of personal injury to the volunteer. If such injury were to occur, would the volunteer be covered by the ...
  • Mother sues vacation home owners after her son was injured in shallow water (TX) August 23, 2023
    A mother is suing the owners of their rented vacation home and the subdivision in which it is located after an accident on a family vacation led to serious injuries for her teenage son.   Read the article………………………..

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Insurance – General Articles

  • HOA insurance premiums skyrocket across Colorado, driving up condo dues February 23, 2024
    To say Rosalie Hayes was stunned when she opened the letter describing a dues increase at her Arvada condo complex this year would be an understatement.  “When I opened this letter, it was just like you could have knocked me over with a feather,” she said. “It was a shock.”  Read the article…………………………….
  • Castle Key (Allstate) Defends 53.5% Condo Rate Hike, Blames Reinsurance, Ian, Rapid Growth (FL) February 22, 2024
    When Allstate’s Florida unit, Castle Key Indemnity Co., entered the surging condominium insurance market in 2020, it looked like it had made a smart bet: Within two years, the carrier had added no fewer than 123,000 policies.  Then came reinsurance price increases and $56 million in hurricane losses.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Florida condo policies could exit Citizens Property Insurance Corp. February 6, 2024
    Florida regulators last week approved a plan that could lead to condominium-association policies leaving the state’s Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Read the article…………………………….
  • Waukesha condemned condo owners asking state insurance commissioner for help (WI) December 30, 2023
    Demolition of the Horizon West Condominium building is ongoing two years after it was evacuated over worries it could collapse because of structural issues.  Even though the building is stripped down to its steel beams, the residents who used to live there are still paying their mortgages.   Read the article…………………………….

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Owners Insurance Articles

  • HOA insurance premiums skyrocket across Colorado, driving up condo dues February 23, 2024
    To say Rosalie Hayes was stunned when she opened the letter describing a dues increase at her Arvada condo complex this year would be an understatement.  “When I opened this letter, it was just like you could have knocked me over with a feather,” she said. “It was a shock.”  Read the article…………………………….
  • Castle Key (Allstate) Defends 53.5% Condo Rate Hike, Blames Reinsurance, Ian, Rapid Growth (FL) February 22, 2024
    When Allstate’s Florida unit, Castle Key Indemnity Co., entered the surging condominium insurance market in 2020, it looked like it had made a smart bet: Within two years, the carrier had added no fewer than 123,000 policies.  Then came reinsurance price increases and $56 million in hurricane losses.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Army veteran whose condo insurance jumped 563% last year takes crusade to Tallahassee (FL) February 16, 2024
    Thomas Baker, the Daytona Beach Shores condo owner who complained about his building’s property insurance rate rocketing up 563% last year, took his concerns to Tallahassee this week.\  Unlike the lobbyists in their business suits, the 80-year-old Vietnam veteran and U.S. Army retiree wore his uniform to stand out in the Florida Capitol halls.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Castle Key’s 54% Condo Rate Hike Gets Hearing, Showing New Pressures in Florida February 13, 2024
    The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation next week will hold hearings on two property insurers’ requests for 54% average rate increases, one of which has already affected more than 105,000 condominium unit owners.   Read the article…………………………….

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