Above the Law: Why Homeowners Try to Skirt the Rules

Above the Law: Why Homeowners Try to Skirt the Rules

Meredith Pond You’ve seen it more times than you can count: rebellious homeowners living on the edge (or over the edge) of the HOA rules. While “rebellious” is probably a strong word in most cases, you are faced with a dilemma either way. You have to enforce HOA rules, but you don’t want to seem like the neighborhood rent-a-cop. 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]
Should Owners Really Read The HOA CC&R?

Should Owners Really Read The HOA CC&R?

Burke Nielsen Don't get me wrong — I'm not saying that homeowners shouldn't read the CC&Rs. In fact, homeowners who take the time to educate themselves on the rules are valuable, and they’re the ones that usually end up leading their community on boards and committees. But next time you find yourself frustrated that they don't know or understand the rules — Maybe the question you should be asking is: “How can I inform homeowners better?” Read More... [et_social_share]
HOA Architectural Control Freaks

HOA Architectural Control Freaks

Peter Harrison Architectural Control is one of the key reasons people either choose to live in or run from an HOA. Some people appreciate the HOA’s ability to enforce architectural controls via an Architectural Control Committee (“ACC”); whereas, others resent the thought of another organization telling them how they can modify or decorate their home. Read More... [et_social_share]
HOA Hoarders — It’s Not Illegal to Live in Filth

HOA Hoarders — It’s Not Illegal to Live in Filth

John Richards HOAs are being confronted more and more with hoarding, but when working with the homeowner to correct the problem fails — what is the association to do? Some Associations look to state and municipal governments for help, but these organizations simply don't want to get involved and will only go so far if you live in a private condominium or association. In most cases this leaves HOAs to take corrective action themselves in order to stop the hoarding and restore the quality of life. Read More... [et_social_share]

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