Category Archives: The Basics

Look Closely

Criminal Background CheckBackground checks can protect your community, but the landscape is filled with legal and regulatory land mines. Beware what you scrutinize. Background checks can be complex, precarious and occasionally contradictory. But many community associations conduct a variety of investigations when hiring employees, considering prospective tenants...
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Governing Documents and the Role of Each One

Governing DocumentsThe primary “governing documents” of an association are the declaration, articles of incorporation, and bylaws.  When properly drafted, all three governing documents work together and have separate roles addressing different aspects of associations’ governances.  Unfortunately, all too often documents are not drafted correctly, which results in...
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