Community Association Covenants

While looking for the perfect home, many factors will impact a buyer’s decision. Education and property taxes are usually the biggest. However, covenants enforced by a community association will play a pivotal role in the homeowner experience. Buying a house or condominium in an organized community means joining a homeowners association (HOA). HOAs are fueled…

Hierarchy of HOA Governing Documents

The Hierarchy of HOA Governing Documents   Any homeowners association board member understands the overwhelming amount of documentation that is involved with operating an HOA. The governing documents of the association can be dense and multiple and sometimes their hierarchy can be confusing. Which document takes precedence over another? What should a board member refer…

HOA Violations Enforcement

HOA Violations Enforcement As an homeowners association board member, you’re familiar with the rules and regulations outlined in your association bylaws. Yet, you’re not exactly sure what type of authority you and the rest of the HOA board have when it comes to enforcing those regulations. While maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of the rules and…

Community Common Area Maintenance

Community Common Area Maintenance One of the most desirable amenities that make homeowners choose an HOA community is the presence of common areas. These common areas are managed and maintained by the homeowners association and can provide many uses to the community members.   However, one of the most notorious questions that arise within HOA…