Effective Collection Techniques

The success of an association, in large part, depends on its fiscal wellbeing. Associations rely on its members to pay their dues in order to ensure maintenance of all the common areas that owners not only enjoy, but that increase property value. What follows are eight techniques for keeping your association’s delinquencies at a minimum: […]

Common Pitfalls HOAs Face, and How to Avoid Them (Oregon Law)

I am constantly amazed by the ingenuity of the solutions HOA boards come up with to the difficult situations they face.  Faced with tight budgets, demanding residents, and difficult personalities, the obvious answers often don’t work.  Sometimes, though, we get so focused on a particular problem that we lose sight of the big picture – […]

Common Pitfalls

I am constantly amazed by the ingenuity of the solutions HOA boards come up with to the difficult situations they face. Faced with tight budgets, demanding residents, and difficult personalities, the obvious answers often don’t work. Sometimes, though, we get so focused on a particular problem that we lose sight of the big picture – […]

Effective Collection Techniques

The success of an association, in large part, depends on its fiscal wellbeing. Associations rely on its members to pay their dues in order to ensure maintenance of all the common areas that owners not only enjoy, but that increase property value. What follows are eight techniques for keeping your association’s delinquencies at a minimum: […]

The Quorum Requirement: A Creative Solution to Getting Stuff Done (Utah Law)

“Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen to our owner’s association meeting. Unfortunately, we didn’t make the quorum requirement to vote on anything tonight, so we’ll need to reconvene this meeting for a later date. Sorry.” Sound familiar?  Lamentably, this scenario is more frequently a reality than a hypothetical for many community associations. If you’ve ever served on or […]

The Quorum Requirement: A Creative Solution to Getting Stuff Done (Utah Law)

“Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen to our owner’s association meeting. Unfortunately, we didn’t make the quorum requirement to vote on anything tonight, so we’ll need to reconvene this meeting for a later date. Sorry.” Sound familiar?  Lamentably, this scenario is more frequently a reality than a hypothetical for many community associations. If you’ve ever served on […]

Association Contracts (Oregon Law)

One of the powers and duties delegated to the board of directors in an association is the power to negotiate and enter into contracts. In fact, one of the exceptions to the open meetings requirement is for negotiation of contracts. Boards can meet in executive session to negotiate contracts and then re-convene in an open […]

Mediation

In the “Malcom in the Middle” clip currently available on Youtube entitled “Duel at the Mall” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=autftvUIxfg), two people transform a simple door-ding incident at a retail parking lot into a full blown war. If you haven’t seen it, you owe it to yourself to Google and watch it. Simply put, it is one of […]

What is an Association Document?

Many owners believe that as members of a community association, they are entitled to inspect association records at will and at any time. An owner’s request to see the association records may happen for any number of reasons, such as when an owner feels that assessments are too high and sets out on a quest […]