Architectural Review

Architectural review is a vital part of maintaining the aesthetics and property values in many homeowner associations. Many HOAs have architectural restrictions which protect ocean or mountain views, maintain a pleasing and uniform aesthetic, or prevent owners from allowing their homes to deteriorate. From a practical perspective, this process is often administered by an architectural […]

Board Meeting Minutes (Oregon Law)

Both the Oregon Planned Community Act and the Oregon Condominium Act require associations to maintain books and records. ORS 94.670; ORS 100.480. Board meeting minutes are a public/legal record of board action. Meeting minutes should accurately and succinctly reflect the actions taken by the board. In general, meeting minutes should include: 1) the date, time, […]

Board Meeting Minutes

Both the Oregon Planned Community Act and the Oregon Condominium Act require associations to maintain books and records. ORS 94.670; ORS 100.480. Board meeting minutes are a public/legal record of board action. Meeting minutes should accurately and succinctly reflect the actions taken by the board. In general, meeting minutes should include: 1) the date, time, […]

Chris Tingey Answers Questions About Quail Hollow

DJC News: A Conversation with Chris Tingey October 26th, 2007 Author:  Libby Tucker DJC News A Conversation with Chris Tingey Posted: Friday, October 26, 2007 Homeowners in the Quail Hollow community last week filed a $3.5 million lawsuit in Washington County Circuit Court against the town houses’ builder and developer, Brownstone Homes. It’s the second suit […]

Rental Restrictions: Maintaining the Balance (Oregon Law)

The real estate market in Oregon and Washington has been “hot”, and an ever-increasing number of homeowners are looking at the option of renting out their existing home and purchasing a second home. Real estate investors, big and small, have increasingly begun buying units or lots with an eye toward maintaining them as rental properties. […]

The Turnover Process (Oregon Law)

One of the most underestimated and least thought about occurrences in the life of a homeowners or condominium association is “turnover.” Turnover is the transition of administrative control of the association from the declarant1 to the homeowners association. This transition, however, is more often a process rather than a singular event. While its importance is […]

Late Charges

Associations typically charge both late charges and interest for the late payment of assessments. Some associations charge only a late charge and some charge only interest. Any one of those scenarios is acceptable. For the purpose of this article, we will focus only on late charges. It is customary that when an owner does not […]

Rental Restrictions: Maintaining the Balance (Oregon Law)

The real estate market in Oregon and Washington has been “hot”, and an ever-increasing number of homeowners are looking at the option of renting out their existing home and purchasing a second home. Real estate investors, big and small, have increasingly begun buying units or lots with an eye toward maintaining them as rental properties. […]

Legislative Update

Every two years, with the early snows of January, comes a trek to Salem by Oregon’s lawmakers for our bi-annual legislative session. For those who may be unaware, Oregon is increasingly unique in convening its legislature only every other year. What that usually means is a crush of issues which have been percolating during the […]

So, it’s Time to Change Management Companies. . . (Oregon Law)

The board of directors is charged with the responsibility of managing the association. This typically includes the hiring and terminating of a management company. A management company can be an invaluable tool in effectively administering the association while allowing the board to concentrate their efforts on other aspects of the condominium or planned community. The […]