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Fair Debt Collection

Since assessments are fees for maintenance and use of utilities and not consumer debt, many association board members wonder if their communities are subject to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).  Some may be surprised to learn most state and federal courts consider assessments to be "debts" according to this definition:  A debt...

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Partners Begin Here So the homeowner has requested a hearing, NOW WHAT?

As board members, it is difficult to follow all the rules and requirements set forth in the governing documents and State law when it comes to imposing fines and scheduling hearings.   So when a request comes in from a homeowner requesting a hearing, the task seems insurmountable.  However, if you break up the hearing process into a few small pieces, it becomes a task you can accomplish.

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Loose Lips Sink Ships:

What can Directors say when there is a Claim or Lawsuit?

Many Directors have questions about what they can say and who they can speak to about a claim or actual lawsuit. They understand there is a fine line be­tween preserving the confidentiality that such actions require while maintaining the “open book” nature of associations and do not want to inadver­tently cross it. While not all inclusive, what follows is a guide of who the Directors can speak to and what they can say.

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How to Organize an HOA Block Party

Neighbors used to be best of friends. They plan vacation together and they are comfortable when their children are next door. However, that closeness is no longer present in most neighborhoods today. Families are too busy to even get to know their neighbors better. Some do not even bother to welcome new movers in the community. This is because of the demands of time. A stop at a neighbor’s door to make an introduction seems like a waste of time. If you do not want this to happen to your community, why not organize a neighborhood block party?
 
Organizing a neighborhood block party is not easy. However, with a few tricks, you will surely pull it off. Here are some tips.

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