Monthly Archives: October 2015

Did You Know? What is the Difference between an Audit, Review and a Compilation?

Did You Know? What is the Difference between an Audit, Review and a Compilation? Under Arizona law (ANNUAL AUDIT A.R.S. 33-1810 / CONDO A.R.S. 33-1243) a board of directors is required to conduct an annual financial audit, review or compilation … Continue reading

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Budgeting and Reserve Funding for Your Association is a must!

This Association is having to ask its homeowners for a huge dues increase to help pay for maintenance in the community that has been neglected for years. http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article41258508.html Here are our Quick Tips for the Annual Budgeting Process that will … Continue reading

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Did You Know: Can you Tell Me the Purpose of an Association’s Bylaws?

“The bylaws are formally adopted regulations for the administration and management of a community association. bylaws address such topics as: 1) Requirements for membership in the community association. 2) Requirements for membership meetings. 3) Voting rights of member owners. 4) … Continue reading

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Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C.: Fraud and Embezzlement in Your Association-How to Spot It & How to Avoid It

It has happened; there are funds missing from the checking account. Figures do not line up and you cannot get in touch with anyone. The board always sees a financial statement at each board meeting, so what went wrong? Any … Continue reading

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Why are solar panels getting the cold shoulder from homeowners associations?

http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_28954784/solar-panels-getting-cool-reception-from-homeowners-associations This article posted this week regarding Solar Panels in Community Associations brings up a very common question that I receive from planned community boards: “Can we prohibit owners from installing solar panels on their Lot?” The short answer is “no”. … Continue reading

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Is your Association Prepared?

With the monsoon season officially over for 2015 and our extreme heat hopefully behind us, we probably don’t have to think about what we would do if a flood or dust storm would hit our neighborhood for at least the … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween – How to Best Handle Over the Top Halloween Displays

I love Halloween!  It  is one of my favorite holidays of the year.  It’s only October 9th and I have already placed colored lights outside and have decorated our front door with a banner, scary door hanger with noises, ghost … Continue reading

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HOA Board President Resigns after Flag Fiasco

You may have seen this story over the last week about the Utah woman fighting her HOA on the fines they were assessing her for flying her American flag. The situation got so heated with other residents joining the fight … Continue reading

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Is it True that the Arizona Department of Fire Building and Life Safety Hears Disputes Between Owners and Associations? 

Yes, it is true that the Arizona Department of Fire Building and Life Safety hears disputes between owners and Associations. “In 2011, the Arizona Legislature passed legislation providing Arizona homeowners and condominium and planned community associations (HOA’s) a venue for resolving disputes. … Continue reading

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“Oh no! I have a DRONE in my Backyard!”

By: Beth Mulcahy, Esq. and Jennifer Rentschler, Esq. Drones are Everywhere! If you haven’t seen a drone yet, chances are you soon will. Drones were originally used for military purposes, but newer technology and falling prices have put drones – … Continue reading

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