Monthly Archives: August 2015

Help! Our Board Meetings are Getting Out of Control with Conflict. What Can Our Board Do?

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Unfortunately, board meeting conflict is becoming a common question that our law firm receives. First, it is important to establish that name calling, interrupting and personal attacks should be prohibited at all board and committee meetings. … Continue reading

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What Are Transfer Fees? When Can Transfer Fees be Charged?

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Last week, I discussed “Disclosure Fees” under Arizona law. This week we will be discussing “Transfer Fees” which are distinctly different that disclosure fees. A “transfer fee,” on the other hand, is paid to the association … Continue reading

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What is a Disclosure Statement and Who Can Charge it?

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. An association may charge a “disclosure fee” to compensate the association for the costs incurred in the preparation of a disclosure statement furnished by the association pursuant to A.R.S. Section 33-1806 (planned community)/33-1260 (condo). Requirements for … Continue reading

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Speeding in Community Associations… A Common Problem

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Over the past few years, our firm has heard horror stories from association boards and residents regarding owners, residents and vendors speeding and/or failing to obey traffic signals on association streets. Drivers who do not obey the … Continue reading

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Help! Our Association keeps getting complaints about barking dogs. What are we to do?

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Dog barking in associations and complaints by the surrounding owners are a common problem in community associations. Police state that barking dogs rank as one of the highest number of complaints they receive. Set forth below … Continue reading

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