Common HOA Lawsuits & How to Dodge (err…) Avoid Them

Common HOA Lawsuits & How to Dodge (err…) Avoid Them

Kat Marquis Iguanas in your condo swimming pool? Not cool! A homeowner turning her garage into a disco? That’s a no-go. Unit owners suing your HOA for breach of fiduciary duty and neglect? What the heck!? Seems like just about any HOA struggle can turn into a lawsuit these days. Here’s how to keep HOA lawsuits to a minimum and stay out of court. Read More... [et_social_share]
Pacifying Problem Homeowners

Pacifying Problem Homeowners

Meredith Pond You know who they are. The complainers. The rabble rousers. Those problem homeowners who love to stir the pot, creating HOA horror stories and making more work for you. If you manage a community, you’ve got them. The question is, how do you handle them? Read More... [et_social_share]
Setting the Ground Rules for Neighbor Disputes

Setting the Ground Rules for Neighbor Disputes

Burke Nielsen Neighbor vs neighbor disputes are not new, and they definitely aren’t unique to homeowner association. But, when these confrontations arise in a common interest community the HOA can get stuck in the middle.   In many cases, it’s difficult to determine when, or even if, the HOA should get involved. Read More... [et_social_share]
HOA Enforcement Without the Force

HOA Enforcement Without the Force

Meredith Pond As an HOA manager, you walk a fine line. You need to enforce the rules, but you don't want to alienate everyone. You need to stay professional, but your role demands friendliness. While it's your job to point out when people are skirting the by-laws, you have to do so in a tactful way. In other words, you're expected to strike a perfect balance between Darth Vader and Mother Teresa (even more awkward than it sounds). Read More... [et_social_share]
Maximize Mediation: A Guide to Saving Association Legal Fees

Maximize Mediation: A Guide to Saving Association Legal Fees

Kat Marquis Many Community Managers inquire about a better way to resolve disputes in Community Association living than always launching litigation. After all, no one wants on-going conflict where they live. Managers share with me the frustration of Associations they manage with regard to the amount of money, time, and aggravation spent in the court system. Read More... [et_social_share]
The Difference in Common Interest Communities

The Difference in Common Interest Communities

Burke Nielsen No matter what kind of community you live in there are perks and restriction. In common interest communities, these perks and restrictions have a lot to do with the differences in the type of community it is and what you really own. Many buyers don't give a second thought to the difference between a condo and a townhouse. But these distinctions can make a difference especially when it comes to rules, fees, and amenities. Read More... [et_social_share]

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