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Finding the Right Attorney

 

Next to selecting a manager, probably the most important decision an association can make is selecting legal counsel.  The community association field is complex and ever-changing, and boards have a responsibility to find a legal expert with diverse talents and capabilities who will provide the best council for the association.

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Adopting & Enforcing Rules

 

Community association rules govern activities in a community’s common areas or activities that affect common elements.  They are enforced by the association board, which is obligated to preserve and protect the harmony, architectural integrity and assets of the community.  Importantly, that can help protect property values.

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Curmudgeon Cure

 

Unfortunately, some community associations have curmudgeons – bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous people who treat the board of directors, managers and residents with disrespect, derision and sometimes even contempt.  These individuals believe they are always right and that they can always do a better job than those in charge.

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Volunteer Labor

 

Save money.  Build community.  Use volunteers. But consider the risks and shortcomings first.

A kindly retired neighbor crafted a small wood shelter for the children who shivered in the Colorado elements as they waiting for the school bus each morning.  A grateful association board thought it would be a good idea to make sure the man was insured in case something went wrong.  The insurance agent said, “Whoa.”

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