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Reader Questions – Pandemic Questions Continue May 11, 2020

Kelly, I am on the board and we are having our first HOA virtual meeting next week because of Covid-19. Do we need to have a quorum for that meeting? I appreciate your...

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Reader Questions – Are HOA Board Term Limits Allowed? May 03, 2020
 

Mr. Richardson:

I appreciate your column in the [paper]. Many of your topics are extremely helpful.

According to our election rules and bylaws, no director...

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Reader Questions - Harassment and Handicapped Parking Questions Apr 26, 2020

Hi Kelly,

Perhaps you have an answer to the following case. A homeowner in our HOA (he might have a form of mental illness) is said to have harassed a new homeowner couple...

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Reader Questions – Board Contacts, Discussions, and Elections Apr 20, 2020

 

Kelly: Is the HOA required to supply the state a current list of the board members? Is the list available for public view? I am not a member of the HOA.

G.O.,...

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Why Not Hire Our Neighbor? Apr 12, 2020

A very common temptation in the HOA is to hire one of the members or a tenant to work for the association. The arguments often are that the resident or member is known to...

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Can HOAs Exercise Leniency During Hard Times? Apr 06, 2020

Amidst a state-wide shutdown of all non-essential businesses, many homeowners are already feeling the pinch of reduced employment or business income, and calls are already...

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How HOAs Can Cope With Pandemic Mar 29, 2020

In the past few weeks, as the COVID-19 aka “coronavirus” proliferated globally, local, state, and some national governments have taken strong measures to ban...

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Misused Terms in the HOA World Mar 24, 2020

As a lawyer, I plead “guilty” to being persnickety (to use a Latin term) regarding the correct use of legal terms.  In the world of common interest...

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Your Corporate Success Could Create Failure in the HOA Mar 16, 2020

Many talented successful people find themselves continually frustrated with volunteer service on their HOA board, and often are surprised to find themselves in conflict...

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Navigating Elections in 2020 (and Beyond??) Mar 07, 2020

Senate Bill 323 took effect in January 2020, creating new procedural requirements for HOAs and also unintentionally creating many problems and unanswered questions....

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Fiduciary Duty – What It Is, And Is NOT Feb 28, 2020

The term “fiduciary duty” is often used, but with a misunderstanding of what it means. HOA Directors are considered “fiduciaries” because they care...

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Reader Questions – The HOA Is Not Handling Our Common Area! Feb 23, 2020

 

Dear Mr. Richardson:

Our deck, which is the HOA’s responsibility, has been rotted and deemed dangerous to walk on for over two years. The association claims...

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