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  • Waukesha County cellphone tower lawsuit, homeowners’ claims rejected (WI) June 29, 2024
    A Waukesha County Circuit Court judge rejected the latest lawsuit from a group of Big Bend homeowners over the placement of a cellphone tower in neighboring Vernon……Vernon signed off on the project in 2020. The Scenic Ridge of Big Bend homeowners association sued – and lost. The association appealed the decision and won in 2022, arguing Big Bend property values – and neighborhood aesthetics – should have been considered.      Read the article…………………………….
  • Key trends reshaping the condominium segment June 27, 2024
    In recent years, condominiums have become extremely popular, especially for homebuyers; since living in a condo brings many benefits, providing a secure living environment, convenient locations, cost-effectiveness, less maintenance to worry about, and enhanced security features, among others.  Thus, more urban dwellers are opting for condominium living as it provides a more comfortable, secure, and sustainable living environment.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Maximizing Efficiency with Technology in HOA Management in AZ May 31, 2024
    HOA management in AZ has transformed with the advent of technology, providing homeowners associations (HOAs) and property management services an edge in administrative efficiency and community engagement. Technology streamlines the exhaustive processes involved in HOA management, from financial record-keeping and dues processing to maintenance coordination and community oversight.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Jefferson County homeowners outraged after broadband boxes installed in yards (CO) May 22, 2024
    In April, Clarkson looked out the window to see several people digging up his front yard. They were there installing a utility box for a broadband company.  “It’s very violating,” he said, recalling the feeling he had when confronting the group of people.  A few months earlier, in February, the Kipling Villas Home Owners Association published its monthly newsletter.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Banning bulk billing threatens to impair broadband access April 29, 2024
    The importance of high-speed internet in today’s world cannot be overstated — impacting everything from telehealth, to remote learning, to small business growth. Thanks to the Biden Administration’s effort to bridge the digital divide through broadband infrastructure and affordability programs included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we’re making great strides in expanding connectivity to underserved communities who’ve been without it for far too long. However, I fear that the FCC’s latest proposal to ban bulk billing could inadvertently hurt our ...

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Internet Articles

  • Common Cybersecurity Risks in the Association Management Industry July 13, 2024
    Cybercrime is on the rise, and the association management industry is not immune.  This blog dives into the most common cybersecurity threats faced by associations, we’ll also explore actionable steps associations can take to protect themselves and their members from these ever-evolving threats.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Breach of Personal Information in Community Associations (PA) July 9, 2024
    The article deals with Pennsylvania Senate Bill 824 that goes into effect Sept. 26, 2024, regarding what needs to be done regarding a breach of personal information.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Large HOAs need secure online presence (NV) May 25, 2024
    Q: Is there a Nevada statute that requires homeowners associations of a certain size to have and maintain an online presence, that is, a website? If yes, what information needs to be accessible on the site?  Read the Q&A………………………………..
  • Commentary: FCC’s bulk internet billing proposal well-intentioned but could harm underserved in SC May 13, 2024
    Having a high-speed internet connection is essential for so much of today’s day-to-day activities. I’ve experienced that in my daily life, have heard it from the constituents I serve as a Florence City Councilman, and know it’s critical that we do everything we can to ensure everyone who wants a connection can get one.  On this front, the Biden administration has done exceptional work to get underserved communities online through such initiatives as digital literacy grants and the creation of ...
  • Crafting and Protecting Your Community’s Trademark (FL) April 10, 2024
    Has your association ever faced the challenge of a shadow website or social media page imitating your own? Have you discovered your community’s name being used by a business entity without permission? Host Donna DiMaggio Berger, along with guest Valeria Angelucci from Becker’s Corporate Practice, shed light on these common issues. Despite their prevalence, the solution for both prevention and resolution is often just one registered trademark away   Listen to the podcast…………………………..

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Web Sites

  • Common Cybersecurity Risks in the Association Management Industry July 13, 2024
    Cybercrime is on the rise, and the association management industry is not immune.  This blog dives into the most common cybersecurity threats faced by associations, we’ll also explore actionable steps associations can take to protect themselves and their members from these ever-evolving threats.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Breach of Personal Information in Community Associations (PA) July 9, 2024
    The article deals with Pennsylvania Senate Bill 824 that goes into effect Sept. 26, 2024, regarding what needs to be done regarding a breach of personal information.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Large HOAs need secure online presence (NV) May 25, 2024
    Q: Is there a Nevada statute that requires homeowners associations of a certain size to have and maintain an online presence, that is, a website? If yes, what information needs to be accessible on the site?  Read the Q&A………………………………..
  • Commentary: FCC’s bulk internet billing proposal well-intentioned but could harm underserved in SC May 13, 2024
    Having a high-speed internet connection is essential for so much of today’s day-to-day activities. I’ve experienced that in my daily life, have heard it from the constituents I serve as a Florence City Councilman, and know it’s critical that we do everything we can to ensure everyone who wants a connection can get one.  On this front, the Biden administration has done exceptional work to get underserved communities online through such initiatives as digital literacy grants and the creation of ...
  • Crafting and Protecting Your Community’s Trademark (FL) April 10, 2024
    Has your association ever faced the challenge of a shadow website or social media page imitating your own? Have you discovered your community’s name being used by a business entity without permission? Host Donna DiMaggio Berger, along with guest Valeria Angelucci from Becker’s Corporate Practice, shed light on these common issues. Despite their prevalence, the solution for both prevention and resolution is often just one registered trademark away   Listen to the podcast…………………………..



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Social Media Articles

  • Social Media Best Practices For Your Community May 8, 2024
    The primary allure of social media in community associations lies in its ability to foster enhanced communication. Platforms like Nextdoor and Facebook groups offer a space for neighbors to share information — from community events to security alerts — and foster a more connected and informed community. This real-time interaction boosts transparency and aids in building trust.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Steps to Manage Increasing Hostility and Misinformation on POA Social Media Pages April 30, 2024
    Social media has taken root in the daily lives of almost every person in the world. With billions of users, the various social media platforms have enabled communication to be shared around the world instantly. But with that instantaneous communication, negative side effects have appeared. Over the last several years, increasing hostility and misinformation have become the norm for social media and POAs are not immune to online abuse and misinformation spread about the POA. As online abuse continues to ...
  • Involved Versus Committed: Does My Community Association Need a Social Media Policy? (FL) March 19, 2024
    Like the chicken and the pig, community associations can either be involved or committed when it comes to utilizing social media. However, an association takes a risk when it is just involved with social media as a passive participant. If an association is determined to protect itself from the potential pitfalls and legal risks of using social media, it must be committed.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Navigating Defamation Lawsuits and Non-Compete Clauses (FL) February 14, 2024
    The topic of defamation has become more prevalent as civil discourse has eroded. Unfortunately, sometimes it is the rare board member and/or manager who has not been subject to some form of potential slander or libel throughout their course of community association service.    Listen to the podcast…………………………..
  • What Community Associations Need to Know to Avoid Common Social Media and IT Pitfalls (IL) October 18, 2023
    Here at LP, we know that community associations, their managers, and boards, are busy trying to run the day-to-day operations of their buildings and communities. With that responsibility comes the need to adapt to ever-changing technologies and the impact of social media on our world.   Read the article………………………………..

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Drones

  • Manage the Risks Drones Create for Community Associations, But Don’t Ignore the Benefits (MA) June 24, 2024
    When we’ve discussed drones in the past, we have focused mainly on how condominium associations can (and should) regulate their use to mitigate the safety and liability risks these small, unmanned aerial vehicles may create. But risks aren’t the whole story. Drone technology also has many potential benefits that community associations are beginning to recognize.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Homeowners associations in Texas can’t fly drones to spot potential fines | Here’s why (TX) June 5, 2024
    An online chat suggested the community of Bridgeland uses drones to collect information for citations.  Deed restrictions are a written agreement between the homeowner and the homeowners association (HOA) that sets the rules for a specific community. A violation of deed restriction in some cases could result in warnings or fines to the homeowner.     Read the article…………………………….
  • Tips for Setting A Fair and Safe HOA Drone Policy July 1, 2023
    Crafting a fair and safe HOA drone policy requires careful consideration of the challenges and opportunities presented by this evolving technology. Balancing the concerns of privacy, noise, and safety while harnessing the potential benefits of drones can be a complex task for HOA boards.  Read the article………………………..
  • Using Drones for Inspections (CA) August 27, 2022
    Drones, also known as unmanned aircraft systems, are nearly everywhere. Advances in technology have made drones smaller, cheaper, and easier to use, and therefore more accessible to average users. As drones become more accessible, community associations may wonder whether drones may be used to help conduct inspections of common area components.   Read the article………………………..
  • Drone Surveillance in Community Associations May 25, 2022
    Ah, spring. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the sound of power saws, stone cutters and earth moving equipment fills the air. This country is in the midst of a construction boom, and more homeowners than ever before are undertaking home improvement projects. In community associations, these improvements usually require some type of architectural approval to make certain that, once constructed, the new pool, patio or pergola will be aesthetically pleasing and harmonious with surrounding structures    Read the entire ...
  • Fire Technology: Champlain Towers South Collapse: Drones’ Value Soars April 18, 2022
    Charles Werner spoke to numerous people who responded to the condominium collapse to learn that unmanned aerial systems were crucial to the effort in many ways.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Drones in Community Associations: Five Considerations (IL) June 9, 2021
    With companies such as Amazon, Google and UPS ramping up testing of drone delivery technology, it is certain that community associations will feel the impact of this new technology in the relatively near future.  Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Drones In Your Community (FL) December 16, 2020
    The growing use of drones across the United States is leading to the adoption of new rules and restrictions by the federal government, state governments and community associations. Questions regarding safety, property damage and privacy are forcing community associations to establish clear parameters for their use by unit owners.    Read the article……………………………….

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