Tag Archives: federal

Playing with Fire

Few association budgets can accommodate the huge sums of money required to pursue or defend a lawsuit, and no one is happy to see an association’s money spent on lawyers.

Beyond the expense, a lawsuit can put you and your neighbors through the emotional wringer and create irreparable damage to personal relationships as well as obstacles to effective governing.

The best way to spare your community such trauma is by studying your community’s governing documents, understanding your legal responsibilities and staying alert for these common legal predicaments.

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Tax Time

Assocations must file!

Tax Time   While the end of the year traditionally means a congested calendar and a lengthy to-do list for most people, Associations also face another important year-end activity:  preparing to file federal – and, in some cases, state-tax forms.

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VA loan doesn’t exempt home from HOA rules

Michael Hunter Q. I am a retired military veteran on disability. Despite three requests for a copy of my HOA’s bylaws and restrictive covenants, the board has not responded. I was able to obtain a copy of the covenants through other means. Now the board has found me in violation of various covenants and threatened to fine…

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