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The Nuisance—You Know It When You See It??

Date Posted: Sunday, October, 1st, 2017

By: Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. Many common interest community declarations contain provisions prohibiting “nuisances”, and homeowners and directors alike use these provisions as a “catch-all” category when it comes to annoying people and situations in their communities. But what exactly is a nuisance and how do you know if one exists? For example, it is… [Read More]

Collecting Delinquent Assessments – Why Does it Take So Long?

Date Posted: Sunday, October, 1st, 2017

It’s Tuesday night and your board is gathered around the table in the clubhouse reviewing the board packet with last month’s meeting minutes, vendor contracts to review, and the dreaded delinquency report. A collective groan escapes and your treasurer asks, “What can we do to collect on these delinquencies faster? Why does it take so… [Read More]

Drafting and Enforcing Parking Restrictions

Date Posted: Friday, September, 1st, 2017

By: Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. Despite the going green initiatives and increased use of public transit, ownership and use of automobiles remains a necessity for most. Our need for automobiles translates to parking problems in many communities with limited parking availability. To help alleviate their parking problems, many of these communities have adopted parking restrictions… [Read More]

4 Signs You Are Your Association’s Own Worst Enemy

Date Posted: Friday, September, 1st, 2017

By: Melissa M. Garcia, Esq.  Time and time again, I encounter very good intentions of a board, which end up with very bad results. And it often turns out that the board is the cause of its own association’s downfall. There is no reason for this. Here are four signs that you are your association’s… [Read More]

By: Melissa M. Garcia, Esq.  So last month I was at the doctor’s office, and as I was making small talk with the nurse she asked “So what do you do?” I responded “I’m an HOA attorney.” She actually grimaced. It was a clear knee-jerk reaction. And then she laughed, said sorry, and made some… [Read More]

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