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Handling Home-Based Businesses

The Growth of Home-Based Businesses is forcing Many Condos to Update Their Bylaws

As the lingering effects of the “Great Recession” continue to influence the lives of countless average Americans, more and more  displaced workers are turning to home-based businesses (HBBs) in an attempt to  reverse sagging fortunes.  

 And as U.S. Small Business Admin-istration statistics indicate, over half of all  small businesses begun in the last decade have been home-based – more than 24 million in real numbers – with a new home-based business being launched every 11 seconds.  

 They’re facts that should not be lost on many condo board members, some of which still preside over properties with express prohibitions against such activities. But should associationsmove to amend their governing guidelines, often requiring an amendment to the  property’s declaration or master deed, to eliminate these provisions? Yes, say experts in  both business and legal fields.  

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Phenominal Support!

"In the past, we felt like we did not get much support due to our size or the lack of effort from the person handling our account.  I do not feel that way with Community Association Management.  Our Property Manager has been...

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Community Associations and Parliamentary Procedure

by Jim Slaughter, JD, CPP-T, PRPjim_slaughter

Laws should be like clothes.  They should be made to fit the people they serve,” advised Clarence Darrow.  Similarly, the procedures used during meetings should be made to fit the particular organization as well as the particular meeting.

BOARD PROCEDURES
Conduct of business often varies by assembly size.  Most parliamentary manuals provide that the conduct in smaller boards and committees can be more informal.  Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (10th Edition) suggests that the formal procedure used by larger groups could hinder business in a board meeting of fewer than a dozen.  As a result, smaller boards and committees can follow an informal procedure, such that:

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How are violations handled?

The board logs into the eManageSuite system and can generate the violation letter by choosing the type of violation according to the associations governing documents.   The letters will automatically contain a date to correct the violation, along with the relevant section of the governing documents and a picture if one is uploaded.

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