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HOAs are required to strictly comply with the Fair Housing Act. This federal law, passed in 1968, is intended to prevent discrimination in housing. HOAs cannot take actions that violate this law. The language of the HOA makes it clear that it applies to HOAs. In addition, there are also a myriad of state laws
HOA board members may need additional assistance in doing their jobs. There may be certain sub-issues that they want more information and help with that they cannot do personally. Homeowners who are not on the board may also have expertise and time that could be valuable. Accordingly, they may create committees. HOA committees can take
There are many ways that an HOA could either sustain damage or incur potential liability. An HOA maintains numerous common areas where residents and others may pass. In addition, there is potential liability when an unhappy owner files a lawsuit against the HOA. For various reasons, an HOA would need one of several insurance policies.
HOAs may try to build a sense of community around the holidays by organizing a party. While there are benefits of getting neighbors together, there may also be risks that you should consider and manage. When done properly, bringing neighbors together furthers the common good. One of the first questions is whether the HOA can