Category Archives: Safety in Associations

DOG BREED RESTRICTIONS

Pet restrictions in community associations can be a very controversial topic. Animal lovers consider dogs (and pets in general) to be members of the family, so any type of restriction that places limitations on an owner’s right to keep his/her … Continue reading

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Things to consider when hiring a handyman…

Board members and managers frequently ask my firm whether their Association can hire a handyman to complete projects or repairs within their Association. My response is generally yes, but there are a number of considerations that I advise the Board … Continue reading

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New Federal Drone Restrictions

Did you know that in April 2017 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) established air space regulations over 133 military locations in the United States? Pursuant to 14 CFR 99.7, through an agreement with the Department of Defense, the FAA has … Continue reading

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HOAs Turned Police

How far should a homeowners association go to enforce speeding, traffic violations and reckless driving within their community? What should a Board of Directors do when a homeowner or resident speeds or endangers the safety of others in the association … Continue reading

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No Lifeguard on Duty? HOA Members and Neighbors on Duty

Summer is officially here.  A few years ago, I witnessed the heroic efforts of a bystander revive a young child that nearly drowned at a community pool. Needless to say, as a mother to two young children, I was rattled … Continue reading

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THE FUTURE OF GOING SOLAR?

Arizona law favors the use of solar energy devices by homeowners within community associations. In fact, pursuant to A.R.S. Section 33-439(A), “[a]ny covenant, restriction or condition contained in any deed, contract, security agreement or other instrument affecting the transfer or … Continue reading

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Monsoon Season Madness – Be Prepared!

“We can’t do anything to prevent the monsoon, but we can prepare.”  Weldon B. Johnson, The Republic | azcentral.com With summertime comes monsoon season, you never know when a big dust storm or heavy torrential downpour may hit! Is your … Continue reading

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Pokémon GO(ers) in your HOA?

Pokemon Go is a location-based, augmented reality game where users on mobile devices attempt to locate virtual Pokemon, which appear on the screen of the mobile device, in real-world locations.  The game’s increasing popularity and associated controversy has (or should) … Continue reading

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Is your Association Prepared?

By: Beth Mulcahy, Esq. We are lucky to live in a place where we don’t have to worry about extreme weather due to winter storms like other places in the country are experiencing.  But, come summertime, you never know when … Continue reading

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Handle Hoarders Carefully

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. There is a growing problem in community associations – owners who hoard books, newspapers, trash, knick-knacks, furniture, scrap metal, animals, rotting food and everything in between. The problem is common and has been identified as a … Continue reading

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