Monthly Archives: September 2015

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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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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Bankruptcy 411

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. When a homeowner files a bankruptcy (and lists an association as a creditor in the bankruptcy), there is an automatic stay in place, which prohibits the association from proceeding forward with collection against the owner or … Continue reading

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One of the owners in our Association is losing his home in a Trustee’s Sale. What is that and what does this mean for our Association?

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. If an owner becomes delinquent on his/her mortgage or deed of trust mortgage, the deed of trust company may initiate foreclosure proceedings on the owner’s property by  noticing a Trustee’s Sale. Secure the association’s interests: A lien … Continue reading

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