Tag Archives: HOA Directors

Balancing Community and Governance

Reforming the Community Association By Wayne S. Hyatt Hyatt and Stubblefield, P.C.,   Atlanta, Georgia Excerpts from Proposals for Change The perpetual obstacle to human advancement is custom.  John Stuart Mill Role and structure of association governing boards  Governing boards … Continue reading

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Government, the HOA from hell

Opinion  Aug. 7, 2016 By ADAM B. SUMMERS / Staff Columnist In an extensive exposé on “HOAs from hell,” the Kansas City Star details a number of cases of homeowners associations harassing and impoverishing residents, oftentimes over minor violations of … Continue reading

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Educating HOA directors to be representatives of the members

guest blog by George Staropoli Florida attorney and CAI member Donna Berger posted the following question, “Why do you need to listen to the dissenting voices in your community?”, on the Becker & Poliakoff Community Association Law blog. (http://www.communityassociationlawblog.com/2016/05/why-you-need-to-listen-to-dissenting.html). She … Continue reading

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HOA payments, National credit reporting agencies

Sperlonga Data and Analytics, a data aggregation business for non-standard credit data sources, announced their agreement to report to Equifax, a global insights provider, information on homeowner association payments and account status data. “Until now, HOA payments have gone largely … Continue reading

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HOA is Easier Target

Ward Lucas   April 2, 2016 Make it Viral! guest blog by Nila Ridings Here’s a an auditor from Pima County, Arizona who apparently opted to steal from the HOA rather than the taxpayers. Joshua Bonillas was the HOA bookkeeper for … Continue reading

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Condo board – and owners – failed their duties

Condo board — and owners — failed their duties by not uncovering alleged embezzlement Donie Vanitzian, JD Question: Our development has hundreds of condos and an unusually large budget. Our homeowner association was served with a search warrant to review … Continue reading

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Undoing a HOA attorney's unwanted project

2016 By Donie Vanitzian, JD Question: I was on the board when the association’s attorney commented, “This year’s been slow at the office,” then pushed a big project for himself. He wrote “easement agreements” we never asked for and didn’t … Continue reading

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Association Manager tells Directors what to say and how to vote

By: Donie Vanitzian JD Question: Our homeowner association manager inserts herself into board meetings, then controls what goes on. Three majority board directors are responsible for hiring her; together they dominate operations and association finances for over 650 units. With … Continue reading

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IRS Ruling 70-604 and your association

By Zachary Levine, JD and Donie Vanitzian, JD In 2001, the Internal Revenue Service published a private letter ruling clarifying IRS Revenue 70-604. The Private Letter Ruling 61.00-00 read, in part: The …owners hold a meeting each year to decide … Continue reading

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Homeowner associations need to be consistent with enforcement

 Published: December 16, 2015 — Kyle Jensen is a litigation attorney with the law firm Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson, Q: Is it important for homeowners associations to consistently enforce restrictive covenants and association bylaws and rules, especially when such … Continue reading

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