Governance Resources


Should It Stay or Should It Go? Document Retention and Destruction

Date Posted: Thursday, October, 1st, 2015

We are often asked how long associations are required to maintain their documents. The answer to this question depends on several factors, including but not limited to: the type of document it is, whether it is still useful, or whether the law requires this document be kept for a particular amount of time. Those involved… [Read More]

Malcom Forbes once said, “Diversity” is the “art of thinking independently together”.  Isn’t this what association boards do on a regular basis?  But, oftentimes thinking independently means thinking differently, which can lead to a clash of opinions and result in challenges to boards of directors with respect to making decisions and getting association business done…. [Read More]

Fair Housing Refresher

Date Posted: Tuesday, June, 30th, 2015

Many community associations, at one point or another, have discrimination charges filed, or threatened to be filed, against them. For the most part, such threats and charges are a direct result of the association enforcing the terms of its governing documents and compelling residents to do something they do not want to do, or prohibiting… [Read More]

Employment Issues in Community Associations

Date Posted: Tuesday, June, 9th, 2015

I.     Changes In Employment-At-Will Doctrine A.     The  employment-at-will doctrine is, simply stated, that all employment is by the mutual consent of the employer and employee, and may be terminated at will by either party for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all. B.     Subsequently, virtually every state in the United States… [Read More]

Rule Clean up: Why Should You Do it and How Often?

Date Posted: Monday, June, 8th, 2015

Most communities have “rules” that take on many different forms and names.  For example, some communities have design guidelines, while others have rules and regulations.  Still other associations use resolutions and policies as their “rules”.  Regardless of what associations call their “rules”, these rules typically work in conjunction with their declarations to clarify terms, covenants,… [Read More]


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