Tag Archives: HOA

What Are Governing Documents?

We’re always talking about the association’s governing documents, but what are they? State Law Almost every state has statutes governing condominiums and homeowner associations. In addition most associations are subject to the state corporations’ code. Declaration, Master Deed, or Proprietary … 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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Condominium and Homeowner’s Monthly Dues – What Does it Take to Maintain a Community?

A friend of mine who lives in the same building as I recently commented to me that he is happy to pay whatever is necessary to live in our building as long as it was maintained to the same high … Continue reading

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