Real Estate HOA
Living in a homeowner’s association certainly has its benefits and burdens, with the latter sometimes appearing to outweigh the former.  This article addresses three essential areas which help ease any such burden, provided certain requirements are met.  In particular, board members and homeowners serving as agents of the association enjoy the safeguards of immunity, insurance,

Funding Litigation

Business Law
By: Sharon Glenn Pratt       The question of how a common interest development (CID) will pay for litigation must be decided by the board when the need for litigation arises. When the association is served as a defendant in a lawsuit, there is of course no choice but to be involved in litigation, as the

Choosing A Vendor

Business Law
Your board has voted to move ahead on a project, and is relying on you, the manager, to direct the board in this process. Should you hire the second cousin of a member, who is starting a new construction business? Not a good idea? How do you go about selecting the right vendor? The Bidding
Real Estate Law
Architectural review is serious business for an Association Board. One of the important attributes of any type of planned unit development is its high standard for uniform construction, design and aesthetics. People choose to live in planned communities for this very reason.  As an association board, you play a vital role in enforcing and maintaining