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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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Does Your Association Have a Social Media Policy?

Today’s associations understand the need to convey, and even over-communicate, important information to their members.  To that end, some associations have jumped into the cyberworld with their own Facebook and/or Twitter pages.  Before jumping in with both feet, however, associations should consider adopting a social media policy.  Before putting together such a policy, the board should consider the following:

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