Rarely a week goes by when attorneys do not field calls from board members or managers asking whether or not the association can enforce its rules on streets running through the community. Sometimes these questions have simple answers, and other times, research will need to be conducted to determine the answer. The first stepGo to Resource
With the seeming increase in dog-related issues appearing on the nightly news, associations are faced with questions as to how and to what extent an association may regulate dogs kept in the community. Unless there is a specific prohibition contained in the association’s declaration, an association may not restrict dogs or other pets from beingGo to Resource
Tired of hearing phrases like that each time you send a violation letter?  Tired of feeling like you are back in grade school?  Enforcement of covenants seems to bring out the same questions of fairness we had when we were all children.  We want to be treated fairly and we don’t want to be toldGo to Resource
This article summarizes the reasons why community associations need to have systems in place for preserving evidence.  Associations are routinely involved in disputes, claims and litigation, such as accidents, covenant enforcement, construction defects, assessment collections and contract disputes.  Recognizing this reality, associations must have internal systems and controls to preserve information, data and documents whichGo to Resource
Has your association been involved in a collection matter that went to trial?  Very few of our collection cases make it to trial, but when they do, it can be unnerving for board members and managers because it may be unfamiliar territory.  This article will address the documents that are essential in a collection trial. Go to Resource