If you live in a state that has all four seasons, you know that each one brings unique beauty…and unique challenges.
For example, in the Midwest, ice and frigid temperatures can cause ice dams and frozen pipes in condominium, homeowner (HOA), and townhome community associations.
Rather than waiting for temperatures to drop or the first snowfall, board … Read More ›
On Tuesday August 3, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issues a new 60-day moratorium on residential evictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the increase of Delta variant cases.
As noted by CDC, this new moratorium applies to “United States counties experiencing substantial and high levels of community transmission levels” of COVID-19.
The 60-day … Read More ›
Board members have a duty to maintain and improve property values within their condominium, homeowner (HOA), and townhome associations.
To satisfy this obligation, Boards must:
Address upkeep and infrastructure concerns that impact the health and safety of community residents.
Adequately inform themselves as to the condition of the property and any common elements or common areas.
Where appropriate, seek … Read More ›
Underfunded community associations can be at risk of falling behind on much-needed repair, restoration, or replacement.
Some board members may feel that:
Unchanging and/or reduced assessments will reduce owner complaints.
Increasing assessments will scare away potential buyers and hurt resale value
It’s acceptable to constantly utilize reserve funds to maintain or reduce assessment fees.
Major maintenance concerns can be addressed … Read More ›