Note: This column is by Florida condo and HOA attorney Donna DiMaggio Berger, and was reprinted with her permission. Donna is a frequent speaker and writer on HOA law, and her blog can be found at www.condoandhoalawblog.com . When you first learn that you will be serving as a new member of your community’s board of […]
Many community associations have pools and other recreational areas for the members’ use. It is common for associations to establish rules of use for these facilities. Those rules should take into account the impact of the Fair Housing Act as it relates to families with children, and also applicable state and local laws. FHA regulations […]
Note: This column was written by my law partner, Bill Hamel. Q: I serve on a board of directors for a homeowners association (HOA). There is one particular owner who monopolizes board time with antics and actions that I think are way out of bounds, but the other board members tell me there is nothing […]
Q: The president of our homeowners’ association tells us it’s illegal to disclose names of owners who are delinquent in payment of assessments. Is this correct? He and others have profited from their knowledge of delinquencies by buying lots for low prices without notice to other HOA members who might buy them. A: The answer to the […]
Note: This is part two in a two-part series about condominium and HOA construction defects by my colleague Gregory L. Shelton, who practices construction law at Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. This first part covered common defects and their consequences. Now Greg explains how legal time limits can prevent the association or its owners from suing the parties […]
Below is a link to an interview with New York condo and co-op property manager Martha Goupit. She has some sound advice on financial management, communication, transparency, and other issues of importance to condo associations (and equally applicable to townhomes and other community associations).
A June 3, 2014 ruling from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (which includes North Carolina) is good news for HOA property management companies. The case arose out of a federal lawsuit in Maryland filed by a homeowner against her HOA, its property management company and its president and manager, for alleged violations of the […]