Upstairs, Downstairs Strategies for Dealing with Noise Disputes – Article by Paul W. Windust, Esq.

Noise disputes among owners can be one of the most troublesome problems community associations and their managers face. Not only can they be expensive to resolve, they can cause community unrest and bad feelings. However, if a community association acts quickly and assertively, it may be able to diffuse the dispute, or at least keep … Continue reading


May the Board Transfer Common Area to Members in an HOA or Condo Association? – Article by Beth A Grimm, P.L.C

Often in common interest developments like condos, townhomes and  even single family home developments people look around and see areas of land  that are not being fully utilized and think, “I could use an extra 20 feet  of back yard”, or “If I had that space I would create a gazebo,”  or “That rectangle would … Continue reading


To Far or Not Far Enough – Take the Poll

Please read the article below and take our poll. The Associated Press JUPITER, Fla. — A Florida condominium association hopes dog DNA samples will help them determine which pet owners aren’t picking up after their pooches. The Village of Abacoa Condominium Association says cleaning up after dog owners who don’t clean up after their dogs … Continue reading


When a Condominium Association Rents Storage Space to Owners,The Association is Bound By The Same Laws As Popular Commercial Facilities Such As Public Storage – Article By Joan E. Lewis-Heard, Esq. Edited by David C. Swedelson, Esq.

Many California condominium associations have common area storage lockers, rooms or areas that are made available to the owners. Sometimes, the storage area is assigned in a deed as exclusive use common area. More often then not, these areas are not   assigned, and the board has the ability to assign and rent them to … Continue reading

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