Are You Considering Conducting a Vote by Mail?

Written by: on Friday, August, 7th, 2015

Associations routinely conduct votes by mail, rather than at a meeting, for several reasons.  It could be that more homeowners tend to respond to mail queries than voting at a meeting. Or maybe too many homeowners live offsite and wouldn’t be able to show up at the meeting anyway. Or perhaps the association has already [Read More...]

Manager Licensing Permanent Rules Approved

Written by: on Wednesday, July, 22nd, 2015

Today DORA, Division of Real Estate, held a permanent rule making hearing to review Rules A-F .   After hearing comments from only two individuals, the rules were adopted as presented.

Department of Justice Releases FAQs on Service Animals

Written by: on Tuesday, July, 21st, 2015

Earlier this month, the Department of Justice released an 8 page guide to Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA.  The guide was drafted to respond to the continuing questions received by the Department of Justice about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to service animals. While generally speaking, the ADA [Read More...]

Got Water Leaks?

Written by: on Thursday, July, 9th, 2015

If so, who pays for what? One of the most common requests for legal opinions we get is the question of who is responsible for damage caused by a water leak. Does the source of the leak matter?  Does insurance play into any of this?  What if someone was negligent?  Rarely is there a quick [Read More...]

Committee Dos and Don’ts

Written by: on Wednesday, July, 8th, 2015

Committees can be the lifeblood of an association. They can be the best thing since sliced cheese or your worst night mare. I was contemplating why some committees are a blessing while others are a curse and came to the decision it’s really all about the board that set up the committee.