Feature

Motivate Member to Pay Delinquent Association Fees

January 12, 2018    
Association fees are an integral part of keeping a planned community or condominium building running smoothly. They’re key to paying bills for routine services and amenities and, in some communities, can contribute to additional bonuses for members, like social events. But when members don...
Risk Management

Avoid Liability by Using Well-Drafted Architectural Application

January 12, 2018    
One of the draws of living in a planned community is aesthetics—uniformity in the design and appearance of homes, rules and regulations that prevent homeowners from putting up decorations that are eyesores, and specific paint themes and landscaping that are in good taste all make for a...
Recent Court Rulings

Association Couldn't Withhold Records Based on 'Protected' Status

January 12, 2018    
Facts: A condominium member asserted that a resolution in the governing documents, which classified certain association records as “primary and/or protected records” that couldn’t be inspected by members, was invalid. The member asked a trial court to order the association to...
In the News

Security Concerns for HOA’s Open-Garage-Door Mandate

January 12, 2018    
In the News

Law That Hastens Foreclosure Causes Controversy

January 12, 2018    
Under current law, Arizona homeowners associations can foreclose on owners if they fail to pay their dues for a year or get behind by $1,200—whichever comes first. A bill introduced by one of Arizona’s Republican senators would allow HOA foreclosures after six months, with no minimum...
Q & A

Determining Whether Items Not Mentioned in Guidelines Are Permissible

December 12, 2017    
Q: In a casual conversation with a homeowner in the planned community I manage for an association, she mentioned she would like to install a mailbox that resembles a cartoon that her children like. She said that she has checked the association guidelines for rules on mailboxes, but they aren’...
Dos & Don'ts

Don't Allow Staff to Work on Elevators

December 12, 2017    
Dos & Don'ts

Ensure Board Members Don’t Exceed Term

December 12, 2017    
Recent Court Rulings

Short-Term Rentals Violated Restrictive Covenant

December 12, 2017