Don’t Let Your Rules Violate Fair Housing?

Don’t Let Your Rules Violate Fair Housing?

Quinn Sperry It’s not uncommon for homeowner associations to adopt rules that violate federal and state fair housing laws, or the Fair Housing Act (the “FHA”). Violations of the FHA can bring severe penalties, as demonstrated in a recent case where an individual was awarded damages in excess of a hundred of thousand dollars against an HOA. A valuable strategy for board members is to carefully review their HOA’s governing documents with legal counsel and other industry professionals on a regular basis to ensure that the HOA’s rules and other governing provisions comply with the fair housing laws while balancing safety issues that your HOA must address. Read More... [et_social_share]
“It’s Not Me It’s You” Knowing When to Fire a Client

“It’s Not Me It’s You” Knowing When to Fire a Client

Burke Nielsen If you're a community association manager (CAM), you've probably had one of those clients who soaks up too much of your time and energy. This type of client can be stressful and exhausting for managers and will, in the long run, affect your overall customer service and reduce profits.The question is — What to do about it? The simple solution is to just fire the client. But let's face it, if we fired every client that had a 3 hour meeting, we wouldn't have very many clients. In many cases these problems come down to misunderstandings and poor communication. So before you fire that client, here are a few things you may want to consider. Read More... [et_social_share]
Is Construction Defect Litigation All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Is Construction Defect Litigation All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Tyler Lamarr When an HOA board discovers construction defects in the common property it’s faced with some very difficult decisions. In Utah, like many states, an HOA’s ability to bring a claim for faulty constructions is relatively new. The fact is, there are no guarantees that you will win the case, and even if you win, the proceeds may not cover all of the costs. It is critical that the HOA select lawyers who are knowledgeable about construction defect laws and the nuances of HOA law. Read More... [et_social_share]

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