An HOA is created before the ground is broken for the first home. The developer-controlled board is more or less just in charge of keeping the community afloat until the community is finished (or mostly
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Running a successful homeowners association is no small feat. While some HOA boards operate under self-management, many others are turning to management software to help streamline and simplify the processes involved with the operation of
Assessment collection is imperative to keep an HOA running smoothly. Too often, HOAs find themselves facing a high delinquency rate. This affects both individual homeowners and the community as a whole. What happens when an
Common to all HOAs are homeowners who are at one time or another delinquent in their association fees and payments. The association will send out delinquency notices to those homeowners to collect overdue payments and
Wondering if an audit is really necessary? Not all state laws require that HOAs conduct yearly audits, yet many associations budget for them anyway. Here’s why: -Bylaws. Even if state laws don’t specify requirements for
Though homeowners’ associations function to serve the communities in which they govern, sometimes community members decide – for whatever reason – that the association has run its course. In some cases, the HOA is not
HOA liens are powerful tools used to enforce assessment obligations. Every homeowner should know and understand their state’s laws regarding HOA liens and foreclosure, as they can vary from state-to-state. Lien Basics When a homeowner
Most HOA member/board disputes can be settled outside the courtroom but, in reality, associations are always at risk of being sued. Although not the typical forum for most disputes, Small Claims Court is available according
It isn’t uncommon for a landlord to live offsite, away from their rental property. In fact, some landlords reside in homes considerable distances from their rental property, even in other states or parts of the
It’s not unusual to hear of strange, rare, and even offbeat syndromes in the medical and psychological world, but in the homeowners’ association realm, it seems even more unique. While “Alice in Wonderland Syndrome” (the