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Can HOA Board Members Meet in Private?

July 24, 2023 / by HOA Manager

Within homeowners associations, the question of whether HOA board members can meet in private often stirs curiosity and concern. In this article, we'll explore the intricacies of private meetings for HOA board members and shed light on the legal and ethical considerations that must be considered. While private meetings can serve a purpose, it's crucial to maintain transparency and adhere to governing documents and local laws to ensure the best interests of the community are upheld.

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The Hazards of Inconsistent Violation Enforcement in an HOA

July 19, 2023 / by HOA Manager

As members of an HOA board, it is crucial to recognize the importance of consistently enforcing community rules and regulations. Inconsistencies in handling rule violations not only jeopardize the overall harmony and order within the community but also expose the board to potential legal liabilities. In this article, we’ll dive into the hazards associated with inconsistent rule enforcement and highlight the significance of fair and unbiased treatment for all community members.

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Is an HOA Board Required to Pursue Violations Brought Up by Homeowners?

May 26, 2023 / by HOA Manager

Living in a homeowners association offers numerous benefits, such as shared amenities, maintenance services, and community regulations that contribute to an attractive living environment. However, disagreements and concerns regarding violations of HOA rules can arise among homeowners. When homeowners report perceived violations, it’s essential to understand the role and responsibilities of the HOA board in addressing these concerns.

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The Impact of Inadequate Reserve Funding by the HOA Board

May 11, 2023 / by HOA Manager

Homeowners associations are established to ensure the proper maintenance of common areas, amenities, and other community resources. To fund these, HOAs rely on the contributions made by homeowners in the form of regular assessments and reserve funds. The reserve fund is essential in ensuring that the HOA can cover unforeseen expenses, repairs, or replacement of community property. However, what happens when the HOA board fails to maintain the reserve fund at a proper level for the association?

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Can the HOA Board Borrow Money from the Reserves?

April 4, 2023 / by HOA Manager

Homeowners associations (HOAs) are organizations responsible for maintaining and managing common areas and amenities within a community. To accomplish their objectives, HOAs require funds, which are raised through member assessments.

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How Should the HOA Board Handle Short-Term Rentals?

March 23, 2023 / by HOA Manager

As an HOA management company, one of the most pressing issues facing homeowners associations today is how to handle short-term rentals. Short-term rentals, such as those offered through Airbnb and other vacation rental platforms, have become increasingly popular in recent years. While they can provide homeowners with an additional source of income, they can also lead to a range of problems for HOAs, including noise complaints, property damage, and parking issues. Let’s explore some best practices for HOA boards when it comes to managing short-term rentals.

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Who’s in Charge of Setting Up the HOA Rules?

January 27, 2023 / by HOA Manager

As an HOA board member, it's important to understand the roles and responsibilities of those in charge of setting up the rules in your community. The primary individuals responsible for this task are the board of directors, also known as the board of trustees or board of managers.

The board of directors is elected by the members of the HOA and is responsible for making decisions on behalf of the community. This includes setting rules and regulations for the community, as well as enforcing those rules. The board also sets the budget for the community, manages the finances, and oversees the maintenance and upkeep of common areas.

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How are HOA Rules Enforced?

December 16, 2022 / by HOA Manager

Living in any community means there are rules to follow. The police enforce the law by writing tickets, issuing warrants, or making arrests. Schools enforce policies for students by taking away recess, sending them to speak with the principal, or giving extra tasks to do. There are also rules when you live in a homeowners association. How strict or lenient these HOA rules can be is unique to each association, but there’s one thing all HOAs should have in common: enforcement of the rules.

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How HOAs Can Protect Package Deliveries this Holiday Season

November 21, 2022 / by HOA Manager

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping and people love the convenience of ordering online. Avoiding the crowds and shopping from the comfort of your couch is an easy and appealing way to save time and get your gifts ordered all in one place. Whether you’re having your items shipped to your house or sent directly to the recipient, this day and age homeowners need to be on the lookout for individuals who steal packages from properties - also known as "porch pirates."

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Can an HOA Board Levy Fines Against Its Homeowners?

November 9, 2022 / by HOA Manager

People seem to have a love-hate relationship with homeowners associations. More often than not, the people that love them respect and feel protected by rules, and the people that hate them don't like the rules - these are also the people who are usually violating the rules.

When a member is violating the HOA rules, do HOAs have the ability to enforce the rules by fining the member?

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