Category Archives: Social Aspects

Why are HOAs a good thing?

Approximately 65 million Americans (or 1 in every 5) live in homeowner associations, including condominiums and planned communities in the United States.[1] The number of homeowner association communities in the United States has risen from approximately 10,000 communities in 1970 … Continue reading

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BRIDGING THE GENERATIONAL GAP

If you’re a Baby Boomer serving on your community association’s board of directors, you may have already begun noticing a shift in the characteristics and tendencies of your neighbors (and maybe even your fellow board members).  Don’t call me, just … 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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Does Your Association Need a Few More Hands On Deck? Here are 9 Suggestions for Recruiting Volunteers!

  By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Provide social opportunities in the association where people get to know each other and have fun! People want to help people that they know personally. The best way to get volunteers is to ASK! Advertise … 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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Help! I am a Board Member that is being harassed by an owner in our association… What can I do to stop the harassment?  

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Unfortunately, this is a question that is frequently presented to our law firm. Usually, the story goes something like this… Disgruntled owner is unhappy about something in the association such as a violation letter received, a … Continue reading

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Does Your Association Need a Few More Hands On Deck? Here are Some Suggestions for Recruiting Volunteers!

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Provide social opportunities in the association where people get to know each other and have fun! People want to help people that they know personally. The best way to get volunteers is to ASK! Advertise for … Continue reading

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