November 4, 2017

HOA Fines and the Concept of Reasonableness

Association managers are often asked, “What should we fine for this violation of the rules and regulations?” Or, “what do other HOA boards fine for this […]
November 4, 2017

When Are You Not Covered by Your HOA’s D&O Policy

Directors and Officers liability insurance (D&O) provides coverage in the event of a lawsuit claiming an association board or individual director’s act or omission. D&O insurance […]
October 27, 2017

The Americans with Disabilities Act and The Association

With an aging population and the recent Pool Accessibility Standards, it has become increasingly necessary for homeowner associations and condominium associations to be aware of the […]
October 27, 2017

The HOA & the 1099 Contractor

Most homeowner associations utilize 1099 contractors instead of hiring full or part-time employees. The primary benefits are the flexibility and cost savings. A 1099 contractor is […]
October 20, 2017

Board Meetings & Proxies

Exercising proxies is not permitted in Board of Director meetings. Deliberative assemblies such as a Board meeting are not conducive to the use of a proxy; […]
October 11, 2017

Reasonable Rules

Homeowner association boards of directors establish rules and regulations that the entire membership are asked to observe so that the association can maintain property values and […]
October 11, 2017

Reserve Study

William Douglas Management has always recommended reserve studies to our clients as a long term financial planning for our clients. A reserve study is a process […]
October 6, 2017

How Insurance Carriers Operate & Profit

Questions often arise from board members on how insurance companies operate as it relates to claims against the homeowner association’s insurance policy. Especially when large claims […]
October 6, 2017

Guests at the HOA Board Meeting

Some homeowner associations have open board meetings (open to the membership) and, in certain instances, the governing documents may mandate certain portions of a board meeting […]
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