Write Effective Rule Banning Grilling

Sometimes members in a community that has a ban on barbecue grilling on patios and balconies don't take this ban seriously, especially during the summer months. To combat this, write a rule that effectively bans grilling.

A rule stating “Grilling on balconies is against the fire ordinance” is not enough. A thorough rule should:

  • Cover not only “grilling,” but also the use of any type of outdoor cooking device;

  • Ban members from using this equipment anywhere—in the unit, on patios, balconies, and terraces; and

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