The Effects of Covid-19 on Insurance Coverage

By: Tom Johnson The State of Emergency response to Covid-19 has had an enormous effect on all of our lives.  As the pandemic continues, loss of revenue has become the center of attention for business owners.  With business closure, shelter in place orders, and bleak economic forecast for the second quarter, the question whether Covid-19 […]

Things You Should Know About the Water Rights Adjudication

By: Dale B. Kimsey You might have recently received notice from the State asking you to respond if you think you have water rights.  This process is intended to provide a framework for evaluating and decreeing water rights so that the public has a current record of its valid water rights. Translation: the State wants […]

Your Water Rights

By: Dale B. Kimsey The State Legislature has tasked the State Courts with widespread legal proceedings that could limit or strip you of your water rights if you do not take appropriate steps to protect them. You and your shareholders have probably received notice of these proceeding. You have an existing claim to water rights. […]

Water Rights Topics

By: Dale B. Kimsey The buying, selling, and transferring of water rights can be a lengthy process. It’s very different from irrigation water and requires involvement at the state level. Fortunately, we have systems in place, 25 years of experience that enables us to shoulder the burden in the complicated transfer of water rights.  Water […]

Important Concepts Regarding Water in Utah

By: Dale B. Kimsey I DIVERSION is the change of course, scope or use of water. Your groundwater or surface source is under constant threat by other water withdrawals, administrative actions, change applications and legal proceedings. BENEFICIAL USE is the basis, the measure and the limit of all rights to the use of water in […]

ADDRESSING UNSTABLE SOILS CONDITIONS

By: Darrien Shuquem If you have observed damage in or around your home or building such as cracks in drywall or stucco (especially from the corners of doors and windows), doors and windows that are difficult to open and close, uneven floors, or cracks in slabs, patios, sidewalks, and block walls, you should investigate whether […]

Reinvestment Fees Offset HOA Turnover Costs, Contribute to Reserves

By: Scott Welker Many Utah families have utilized their increased equity from the strong buyer’s market and healthy economy to upscale or downscale their housing situation. All of this movement in the housing industry is expensive for nonprofit homeowners’ associations and requires adequate budgeting and preparation for current and future market fluctuations. According to the […]

Rules about Rules

By: Scott Welker When an association considers adopting new regulations, they often turn to their declaration (CC&Rs) or bylaws.  Association rules are sometimes overlooked and underutilized. However they can be the most efficient and flexible means for implementing restrictions or procedures.     One of the primary difference between Association Rules and other governing documents is that, […]

Tips to Realtors: Avoiding Pitfalls in an HOA Transaction

By: Scott Welker For a real estate agent, an HOA can add headaches to an already painful transaction.  Your client’s lender has asked you to jump through hoops, the title company is requiring you to do it without the use of your legs, and now the HOA has decided to light the hoops on fire […]