HOA Law Archives

How the HOA Board Uses Social Media

Facebook Vs. Nextdoor. Why Your HOA Board Needs to Know the Difference

Did you know that almost 50% of Americans don’t know the names of their neighbors? (Reference: CAI – July 2017 Newsletter) As an HOA management company, it’s our responsibility to support and encourage communication within the community association. We have always encouraged getting to know your neighbors. But like the rest of us, when we go […]

Social Media in the HOA

Are HOA’s Liable for Online Comments? The Answer May Surprise You.

Before you jump right in, please reference our Social Media in the HOA, Part 1, which is a quick lesson on different platforms HOA’s are typically using as online forums! Are HOA’s liable for what’s posted in online community forums? Well, it depends. We have outlined 3 quick tips on protecting yourself, and your HOA […]

Why Your HOA Needs a Collections Policy

Why Your HOA Needs a Written Collections Policy

Some Homeowners Associations are lucky enough to have minimal collections concerns. However some, are constantly dealing the delinquency of homeowners falling behind on dues. No matter where your HOA sits on this spectrum, it is vital for your community to have a written collection policy documented for the HOA, and a managing partner to handle […]

HOA 101: The In's and Out's of HOA Financials and Audits

HOA 101: The In’s and Out’s of HOA Financials

“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” That statement, attributed to Albert Einstein, is widely thought to be true. But we find that the financials of a community (or homeowners) association – most of which are nonprofits – can be just as confounding as those pages upon pages of personal […]

5 Ways To Ruin HOA Collections

5 Ways to Ruin Your HOA Collections Process

Managing the collections process of your homeowners association can be a dicey undertaking when unpaid dues increase in frequency (or length of delinquency). However, if you self-manage your HOA collections, it’s especially important that the process is done, and done well. If there’s one thing that will make your homeowners angry, it’s the delinquent dues […]

HOA's seeking legal advice | Phoenix

Three Ways to Seek Legal Advice for HOAs

With all the nuances and potential complications of governing a homeowners association, it’s no surprise that boards may need to seek legal advice on occasion. But exactly where do you begin to seek legal advice for your homeowners association?   Your HOA management company can be a great place to start. With ample resources and […]