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PUBLICATION OF BLOG: PUBLISHING EMAIL ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS—AS OF AUGUST 6TH THERE’S A WAY TO DO IT!

HB 12-1237 changed the face of association document inspections so much that many, if not all, associations were forced to rewrite their document inspection policies.  But now, HB 14-1125 has been passed to minimize some of the fallout from HB 12-1237. To learn how associations can properly disclos Read More...
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Are Associations Guarantors of Owners’ Quiet Enjoyment??

Although smoking is generally on a decline, the problems associated with smoking in condominium communities (and sometimes in attached townhome communities) continues to rear its ugly head with the “right to smoke v. the right to breath clean air” debate getting uglier and uglier. To learn more Read More...
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So You Want To Be In Movies, Huh?

With reality TV continuing to serve up “must-see” programs and cable networks expanding daily, many owners and associations may consider having filming in their community. Read the complete blog post.    Read More...
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2014 – The Year of the Drone

You may think that drones are only used by the federal government but think again.  Drones are defined as any unmanned aerial vehicle, and privately operated drones are becoming more common and are readily available on the market for a small price ($49-499). To learn more about drones, read our blo Read More...
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Concealed Carry Permits and the Community Association – Is there cause for concern?

Recently, Illinois became the final state to adopt conceal carry laws to authorize gun owners to obtain a permit to carry their firearm on their person.  This new legislation has again sparked the debate relating to gun control in relation to community associations and the extent to which associati Read More...
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Should Associations Ban Google Glass in Common Areas?

Just when you were getting used to your iPhones, it is time to get ready for the next wave.  Smart phones may soon be replaced with smart glasses.  Google Glass allows the user to view images called up in the glass through voice activation or by touching the rims of the glasses. Read the complete Read More...
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Utilizing Association Professionals: When to Seek Their Advice

Board members and managers serving community associations are confronted with a daunting list of obligations. These responsibilities include budgeting and financial issues; repair, maintenance and construction issues; legal interpretations, issues and disputes; planning, evaluation and policymaking; Read More...
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Owners’ Access to Records

Most HOA boards have had at least one homeowner request access to and copies of association records.  Many boards have also had requests from many different homeowners, or received many requests from a single homeowner where the requests seem to be invading the privacy of other owners if produced. Read More...
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Keeping Your Directors Safe & Innocent – Best Practices

A board position in your homeowner’s association affords owners the ability to provide a great service to their neighbors and community. However, such service comes with certain responsibilities that are often overlooked. This includes protecting the association from unintended liability. While no Read More...
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When It Comes To Sex Offenders, "Close" Just Doesn't Cut It!

A South Carolina homeowners association recently learned an expensive lesson when it comes to making representations that one of its owners is a registered sex offender—an $890,000 lesson! Read our full blog post. Read More...

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