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Rules of Players in Document Amendment

Date Posted: Monday, September, 12th, 2011

Board Members Guide attorney regarding “wish list” and culture of the Association. Build grass root support within community by owner involvement, education and buy-in. Thoroughly review and understand proposed amendments.   Owners Become educated regarding proposed amendments. Provide feedback and input on drafts, surveys, etc. Provide consents necessary for approval.   Attorney Guide Board of… [Read More]

Five Reasons to Amend Governing Documents

Date Posted: Monday, September, 12th, 2011

Governing documents are often overlooked until a particular issue arises that brings shortcomings, inconsistencies, or problems to light.  When this occurs, it may be too late to amend the governing documents to properly address the issue at hand.  For this reason, associations should periodically review their governing documents to identify potential areas of concern which… [Read More]

Question:  How can community association boards alter the uses of common areas? Answer:  Very carefully, and with scrupulous attention to the requirements of the community’s governing documents and the wishes of its residents. A recent California appeals court decision illustrates what can happen when a board ignores this common sense advice. The story, which reads… [Read More]

Amending to Take Advantage of the Law

Date Posted: Monday, September, 12th, 2011

Does it ever feel like the answer to all your legal questions is to amend your governing documents?  Sometimes an amendment truly is the only solution to a problem, but other times there may be other avenues to explore. Nevertheless, the law provides associations with certain protections and rights that can only be utilized if… [Read More]

6 Ways to Silence the Barking Dog

Date Posted: Monday, September, 12th, 2011

Summer night breezes, a cool walk in the park and a barking dog…These are the ingredients for a great evening.  If dog barking has become a problem in your community, here are six easy solutions to silence the barking. Personal contact.  If the board is comfortable approaching the owner, many times a simple, “hello, by… [Read More]

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