Enforcing covenants of an association is one of the most difficult jobs a board of directors must embark upon, while at the same time being one of the most critical functions of the board. Most declarations of common interest communities specifically state that the purpose of the association is to protect and enhance property...
How do we as humans deal with people who yell and scream at us or refuse to be rational? You know the type, adversarial, manipulative, inflexible, unreasonable, irrational. For most people, the answer is “We don’t”. If given the choice, most of us choose not to work with people like this. We don’t socialize with them, we avoid them at work if possible, and we make our own lives easier by simply ignoring them whenever we can.
How to counter negative responses to covenants enforcement.
Architectural Control and the potential for conflict due to covenants enforcement exist at every association. Even though communities have their own rules, personalities and histories, unhappy residents often complain in universal, predictable terms.
During this tough economy, associations are looking for ways to trim expenses; but opting out of insurance coverage is not a prudent choice. In my opinion, even the smallest homeowners’ association needs insurance coverage. If an HOA owns any property, then there is a risk that a resident, visitor or guest could be injured or hurt on that property. Insurance claims are rare, but it is too risky to consider going without coverage.