Tag Archives: rules

I Really Don’t Like My Neighbor’s Tenants: Issues With The Use And Enforceability Of Rental Restrictions In Homeowners’ Associations

Allen Trask, Ward and SmithIt is an all too common situation, especially in coastal communities, mountain retreats, and college towns:  You bought a home in a planned community that has a homeowners' association with thoughts of being able to enjoy a quiet, family-oriented neighborhood.  Then you find that...
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Running Effective Meetings with Disruptive Owners

One of the most challenging situations that may confront your board during a meeting is handling very disruptive audience members.  For example, what if an owner with strong opinions who’s known for being very outspoken, starts yelling during the meeting?  Fortunately, this kind of disruption is very rare during a well-planned, well-organized and well-run meeting.  So, the key is advanced planning to handle the worst situation that may arise.

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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.

Adopting rules and seeing...

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