Tag Archives: request

Because I Said So, That’s Why!

For those of you who have served, or currently serve on a board of directors or an architectural review committee, have you ever felt like the evil parent telling your child “no”? No matter how you put it, the child continues to argue that he/she should be able to carry out the “forbidden” activity, until everything comes to a head and the child is sent off to his/her room.

Unfortunately, when it comes to the architectural review process for associations, resolution of a dispute is not as easy as putting your foot down and sending an owner to his/her room. To the contrary, the architectural process is closely scrutinized by courts and owners in the communities.  Therefore, before denying (or approving) a request, it is imperative that the architectural review committee dot its i’s and cross its t’s.

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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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FL: Weston garden to continue to grow – for now

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

A Weston resident at odds with her homeowners association’s request that she remove fruit trees and a vegetable garden growing in her backyard, will have some extra time to keep her organic garden growing.
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