A board position in your homeowner’s association affords owners the ability to provide a great service to their neighbors and community. However, such service comes with certain responsibilities that are often overlooked. This includes protecting the association from unintended liability. While no amount of...
State laws pertaining to condominiums and most project legal documents creating condominiums require the association to carry a master insurance policy covering the entire project including the individual units. This is the only approach to insurance that makes any sense in a high rise project, and in most lateral projects it also makes sense because of the interrelationship of individual condominium units and the project’s common areas. In planned unit developments, the advisability of having a master policy depends to some extent on the type of construction. With attached townhouses or row houses, it is possible that a master policy is preferable to individual policies covering each dwelling.
In a once tight-knit neighborhood people are now divided by the proposal. Allow their old neighbor to house developmentally disabled people or risk friendship and family in the name of personal safety.
Authors: Community Associations Network National
HOAs aren’t immune to violence, and your board has a duty to prevent it. In part one of this two-part series, we explained how to work with local first responders to minimize the risk of workplace and domestic violence at your HOA. Here, in part two, we discuss more common types of violence at HOAs and offer tips for preventing them from exploding.