Monthly Archives: April 2016

What do I need to know when our association goes into transition?

by Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Question: Our association is about to transition from developer to owner control. Do you have any advice on this process? Answer: Yes, I do! Our firm has successfully helped numerous associations through the transition process. Transition from developer … Continue reading

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2016 Summary of Pending Arizona Legislation regarding Community Associations: April 25, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: After 103 days in session, 106 bills have passed and 105 have been signed by Governor Ducey. Last week was the third week of budget discussions at the Arizona Legislature.   None of the five (5) community association bills … Continue reading

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Creating a Strategy for Amending CC&Rs

by Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Working with many association documents over the years has given me insight regarding how to best approach the amendment process for such documents. My secret to successfully amending CC&Rs is using a five step plan. Associations … Continue reading

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2016 Summary of Pending Arizona Legislation regarding Community Associations: April 18, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: It was another interesting week at the Arizona Legislature!    After 96 days in session, 106 bills have passed and 105 have been signed by the governor. Last week was all about the budget and everything else was … Continue reading

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Is there a Difference between a Disclosure Fee and a Transfer Fee?

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Yes, there is! There is often confusion in the community association industry regarding the difference between a “disclosure fee” and a “transfer fee”. Can an association charge a disclosure fee and/or a transfer fee, and, if … Continue reading

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2016 Summary of Pending Arizona Legislation regarding Community Associations: April 11, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: It was another interesting week at the Arizona Legislature!    After 89 days in session, 106 bills have passed and 105 have been signed by the governor. Governor Ducey gave informal notice to the legislature’s leadership last week … Continue reading

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Is an Association Required to Have an Audit Done Every Year?

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. It’s that time of the year again… Fiscal year 2015 has ended for most of our association clients and boards are now considering the next requirements with regard to the association’s 2015 financial books and records. … Continue reading

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2016 Summary of Pending Arizona Legislation regarding Community Associations: April 4, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: It was another busy week last week at the Arizona Legislature!    After 82 days in session, 106 bills have passed and 89 have been signed by the governor. Last week, the first community association bill was signed … Continue reading

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