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Yes, 55+ Age-Restricted Communities ARE Legal

Date Posted: Monday, July, 2nd, 2018

  By: Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. Families with children are protected under the Fair Housing Amendments Act (“FHAA”), correct? Yes. The FHAA makes it unlawful for an association to discriminate based on familial status.   So that means an association cannot restrict children from living in the community, correct? Wrong. An association can prohibit children from… [Read More]

Crucial Contract Provisions to Protect an Association

Date Posted: Monday, April, 2nd, 2018

By: Maris S. Davies, Esq. Associations enter into contracts on a regular basis. Contracts are used to procure landscape services, snow removal services, major roofing or repair services, and everything in between. The dollar amounts at issue may range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to millions, depending on the repair and/or improvement being done…. [Read More]

Apathy in Communities: Does Anyone Care?

Date Posted: Monday, April, 2nd, 2018

By: Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. Sometimes I hear board members complaining the owners in their communities are “too involved” and they have a hard time conducting association business due to the constant interruptions. I’ve even heard a board president once say that he wished the owners just didn’t care and let the board conduct its… [Read More]

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]

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