Covenant/Rule Enforcement Resources


When Dogs Run Wild – Dos and Don’ts In Controlling Pets

Date Posted: Tuesday, June, 9th, 2015

With the seeming increase in dog-related issues appearing on the nightly news, associations are faced with questions as to how and to what extent an association may regulate dogs kept in the community. Unless there is a specific prohibition contained in the association’s declaration, an association may not restrict dogs or other pets from being… [Read More]

“But Jimmy’s got one…”

Date Posted: Thursday, January, 30th, 2014

Tired of hearing phrases like that each time you send a violation letter?  Tired of feeling like you are back in grade school?  Enforcement of covenants seems to bring out the same questions of fairness we had when we were all children.  We want to be treated fairly and we don’t want to be told… [Read More]

Preserving Evidence – What Does it Mean and How do you do it?

Date Posted: Thursday, August, 1st, 2013

This article summarizes the reasons why community associations need to have systems in place for preserving evidence.  Associations are routinely involved in disputes, claims and litigation, such as accidents, covenant enforcement, construction defects, assessment collections and contract disputes.  Recognizing this reality, associations must have internal systems and controls to preserve information, data and documents which… [Read More]

Essential Documents in a Collection Trial

Date Posted: Thursday, August, 1st, 2013

Has your association been involved in a collection matter that went to trial?  Very few of our collection cases make it to trial, but when they do, it can be unnerving for board members and managers because it may be unfamiliar territory.  This article will address the documents that are essential in a collection trial. … [Read More]

Depositions: What are They?

Date Posted: Thursday, August, 1st, 2013

A Deposition is one of the most useful tools employed during the litigation of a case to gather information. It is the oral testimony of a witness, usually the opposing party, which is reduced to writing for later use in court or for discovery purposes. Depositions are a vital part of the discovery process in… [Read More]


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