Tag Archives: Board of Directors

Community Associations: Three Realities You Can’t Escape

All community associations have three things in common. Membership is mandatory. Buying a home in a community association automatically makes you an association member—by law. Governing documents are binding. Association governing documents can be compared to contracts. They specify the … Continue reading

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Politics or Not – What Would You Do?

During a community election in December of 2013, four (4) homeowners sought to be elected to two (2) open seats on a board of directors. In the end Candidate One received 125 votes, Candidate Two received 115 votes, Candidate Three … Continue reading

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Condo/Homeowner Rights and Responsibilities

  Assessment-paying members of a common-interest community, owners are entitled to certain rights and—in return—owners have certain responsibilities. Condo/Homeowners have the right to: Participate in governing the community association by attending meetings, serving on committees and standing for election. Access … Continue reading

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Board Member Traits

In speaking with colleagues who are on-site managers for urban condominium buildings, I have noticed some common traits that we discuss related to successful volunteer board members and communities.  It is my belief that when board members understand their role … Continue reading

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Pool Parties and Liability Concerns

  This past weekend the annual pool party was held in my own high-rise condominium community.  This event has become a huge extravaganza.  This year’s entertainment included a DJ, hula-hoop contest, beer chugging contest, belly dancers, Middle Eastern drummers, and … Continue reading

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Tips When Attending a Community Board Meeting

Every common-interest community conducts board meetings, and every resident of that community is permitted and welcome to attend these meetings.  Most boards will post a meeting schedule on their community website or send a notice to the community.  Residents should … Continue reading

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Real World Homeowner Association Stories

In the world of community association management, there is never an end to the crazy and sometimes idiotic things folks will do.  Sometimes a board of directors will loose all sight of reasonableness and other times the homeowners loose a … Continue reading

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