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Must We Follow Robert’s Rules of Order???

Author: Clint G. Goodman, Goodman Law Offices
www.goodlaw.legal
Robert's Rules was first published in 1876.  The most recent version (the 11th Edition) was published in 2011 under the name Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (abbreviated RONR).  One can also stumble on its online version by clicking here.  It was created by Henry [...]

By |February 12th, 2016|HOA Board of Director Resources|0 Comments

Chicken Little Always Says “The Sky Is Falling!”…BUT IT’S NOT

Let's face it, chicken little lives in your HOA.  People like this are the nasty complainers; always quick to judge and point out petty, stupid issues with the board, manager, and neighbors.  They demand the HOA step into the middle of everything.  Well, now we finally have a decision [...]

By |January 14th, 2016|HOA Board of Director Resources, HOA Enforcement|0 Comments

Crazy HOA Cases: How To Avoid Them

Crazy HOA Lawsuits That Will Make You Laugh – or Cringe
by Clint Goodman
Most of the time, HOA lawsuits are boring, addressing collections, repairs, and other routine items.  But occasionally, a crazy HOA lawsuit comes along that is so outrageous that it draws the attention of the media and gets everyone [...]

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Reserve Study Company

Questions for the Engineer – Things to consider before hiring a Reserve Study Company
There comes that time of year when most HOAs and associations consider revisions to their Reserve Study. There is a lot to consider before hiring a Reserve Study company. This means that Boards will look to [...]

By |December 3rd, 2015|HOA Reserve Studies|0 Comments

Oil and Water – They Just Do Not Mix!

Oil and Water - They Just Do Not Mix!
Asphalt Paving and Storm Drain Maintenance
By Michael Frank
Components that a community owns; parking lots, roads, driveways, etc., are some of its most expensive assets.  Asphalt has an anticipated life expectancy of about 26 years.  The actual duration of the pavement surface is directly related [...]

By |December 1st, 2015|HOA Board of Director Resources|0 Comments

Who Pays For A Disabled Person’s Modifications?

A disabled individual in the community tells the manager she needs a wheelchair ramp installed in front of the club house so she can attend board meetings.  She tells the HOA they must pay for it under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA).
QUESTION: [...]

ASPHALT PRESERVATION BREAKTHROUGHS THAT CAN LOWER HOA DUES

EXAMPLE PROBLEM: according to your reserve study this is the year that your private street is to be sealed...  You do this every 3-4 years so you can preserve the street and not have to bear the cost of replacing them.  You now wonder what is the right thing to [...]

By |October 14th, 2015|HOA Board of Director Resources|0 Comments

Community Playgrounds Are Wonderful If They Stay Safe

Why Inspect and Maintain your Community Playgrounds?
We tend to think of community playgrounds as places that provide the perfect opportunity for our children to develop motor and cognitive skills and also to learn and practice the socialization skills that they are beginning to acquire. We rarely think of playgrounds [...]

By |October 8th, 2015|HOA Board of Director Resources|0 Comments

Saving Money Is Easier Than It Sounds

Many condominiums I run across are spending insane amounts of money on things from utilities and cable to water and sewer.  When I tell them they can likely pass many of these costs on to the owners they are surprised.  It is possible and if you haven't had an [...]

By |September 30th, 2015|HOA Board of Director Resources|0 Comments

Canceling Developer Contracts!

Condominiums and planned communities may terminate developer contracts entered into by the Developer/Declarant without penalty.  A.R.S. § 33-1245 of the Condominium Act, and Restatement of Property (Servitudes), Section 6.19, allows condominiums and planned communities to terminate certain contracts that were entered into before a homeowner elected board takes office. [...]

By |September 10th, 2015|HOA Board of Director Resources|0 Comments