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How to Handle Conflict: Check Dispute Resolution Requirements

Dispute Resolution

Unfortunately, being a friendly neighbor will not always result in a resolution.  Let us assume at this point that you have tried to be positive and work with your neighbor to solve issues which are concerning you.  Notwithstanding your best efforts, your neighbor has blown you off and shows no interest in addressing your concerns. […]

Owner Function: Addressing Tenant Issues

tenant

Another source of contention that is almost always avoidable deals with the actions of tenants.  As an owner, you are generally responsible for the actions of your tenants within the association.  If your tenant violates the association’s governing documents, you will likely receive a warning letter, hearing notice or ultimately you may be served with […]

Owner Function: Comply with Documents

Docs

As an owner within an association you should read, understand and comply with your governing documents.  If you do not understand the documents, ask your neighbors, your board, or your personal attorney.  Failure to understand your association’s governing documents (Bylaws, CC&Rs/Declaration, Rules and Regulations, Architectural Guidelines, etc.) is not a defense and should not prevent […]

HOA Board Function: Maintain Common Area

Maintain Common Area

Another main function of the board is to maintain common area within an association. Common area may include greenbelts, floral landscape, open space areas, recreational facilities and streets. The funds for maintaining these areas are generated through collection of assessments. The decision on how this maintenance is performed is left up to the board. The […]

HOA Board Function: Enforce Governing Documents

Enforcement

Another important function of the association’s board of directors is to enforce governing documents.  Unfortunately this function is often viewed with disdain by owners against whom enforcement is being sought. Owners on the receiving end of enforcement proceedings often feel that they are being unfairly singled out. When taking action, an association’s board must strive […]

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