Associations are obligated to help members resolve issues. However, they can’t mediate every time two neighbors get into an argument.
From time to time, rules will need to be amended to reflect the current needs or situation of the condo or HOA.
This latest set of changes should help promote digital communications, make it easier for California HOAs to fill vacant board positions.
To ensure a fair voting process during an HOA election, it’s important for association members to be aware of their rights and obligations.
A condo or HOA may have stringent requirements regarding short-term rentals. All owners are obligated to follow these rules.
CC&Rs help to ensure all members of a planned community know what they can and cannot do with their property.
Architectural guidelines, design rules or architectural standards establish an HOA’s policies and procedures for changes to an owner’s property.
Selective enforcement is when a homeowners association enforces a rule against some, but not all homeowners.
If you live in or manage a homeowners association, you know that there are pages of rules to follow. At some point, whether on purpose or by accident, someone will break one of those rules. When this happens, the board of directors must try to help the owner correct the behaviour or action so that […]
While the FHA seems straightforward, it can be hard for HOAs to balance individual needs of owners with collective needs of the association.
Does living in an HOA impact what owners can do when it comes to surveillance cameras? Yes, but owners should still be able to use them.
HOA lawsuits are not uncommon. The good news is that most lawsuits filed against HOAs do not go before a judge.
When talking about strata council members’ roles and responsibilities, there is almost always an emphasis placed on the requirement to enforce the bylaws and rules. Rule enforcement, while not something council members look forward to, is a critical part of maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for the people who live in the strata. If […]
Every condo community is required to operate according to its rules and bylaws. Owners, tenants and visitors are all expected to follow them. And while they may feel burdensome at times, rules help promote the safety of owners, and prevent unreasonable interference to the use and enjoyment of the building, common elements, and individual units. […]
In 2017, news broke that a group of Toronto condo board members conspired to divert hundreds of thousands of dollars from a building’s operating budget into their own pockets. The group posed as condo owners, forged ballots and managed to take control of a condo board in 2016. Some of these individuals had allegedly infiltrated as many […]