Winterizing the Homeowner Association Swimming Pool

The pool management company is responsible for winterizing the homeowner association swimming pool. They will also winterize the pool bathrooms and other associated pool facilities if needed. In areas that will reach freezing temperature, it is important to close a pool properly. The closing methods and times may vary between regions of the country but,…

Legal Membership Communications

The importance of adhering to the homeowner association’s governing documents and state statutes regarding notification requirements cannot be stressed enough. Not following the proper procedures and legal requirements, at worst, can have severe legal consequences and at a minimum, cost the homeowner association additional expense in correcting the matter.   All homeowner association notices in…

Challenging Personalities

“People’s personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.” – Francois de la Rochefoucauld   Every association membership is different, but there seems to be one constant: there are always members who seem to take a non-positive view on issues that the board addresses within the association. Board members often cite…

The Public Insurance Adjuster & the HOA

When disaster strikes a homeowners association such as fire, flood, hail damage etc., and a claim needs to be filed, a public insurance adjuster is the association’s advocate and can usually save an association thousands of dollars and in some instances hundreds of thousands of dollars. A public insurance adjuster is an insurance claims adjuster…

HOA Annual Meeting Paperwork Basics

An annual meeting is a meeting of the HOA membership required by state statutes and the association’s governing documents. The annual meeting is held every year to elect the Board of Directors and inform their members of previous and future activities. It is also an opportunity for the membership to ask questions regarding the decisions…