Board members and managers serving community associations are confronted with a daunting list of obligations. These responsibilities include budgeting and financial issues; repair, maintenance and construction issues; legal interpretations, issues and disputes; planning, evaluation and policymaking; as well as devising information systems and governance procedures to fulfill all of these functions. This article provides aGo to Resource
A board position in your homeowner’s association affords owners the ability to provide a great service to their neighbors and community. However, such service comes with certain responsibilities that are often overlooked. This includes protecting the association from unintended liability. While no amount of preparation or planning can immunize an association from being sued, thereGo to Resource
Most HOA boards have had at least one homeowner request access to and copies of association records.  Many boards have also had requests from many different homeowners, or received many requests from a single homeowner where the requests seem to be invading the privacy of other owners if produced.  How should these requests be handled?Go to Resource
Eighteen states have now legalized the use of medical marijuana, and two states, Colorado and Washington, have legalized the recreational use of marijuana.  This has raised myriad issues for community associations, including how to limit or prohibit the use of medical and/or recreational marijuana, primarily in attached home communities, such as townhome and condominiums. SomeGo to Resource
Natural disasters come in many shapes and sizes.  It could be a tornado, a flood, Superstorm Sandy, or a wildfire.  Regardless of the type of disaster, the devastation and loss is often overwhelming.  Nothing can fully prepare someone to handle the emotional impact of a natural disaster.  However, with some thought and planning before aGo to Resource