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Now is the time to Start Planning your 2019 Association Budget!

Most community association documents require an associations’ board of directors to adopt a budget for each fiscal year and early to late fall is typically the time of year devoted to that process. Because the management company is familiar with … Continue reading

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I just received notification that an owner has filed bankruptcy. What should our HOA know about bankruptcy?

  First off, flag the account – “BANKRUPTCY FILE”! If you have received notice of the bankruptcy this more than likely means that the association has been included in the debtor’s (owner or former owner) bankruptcy as a creditor. The … Continue reading

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Is your Association Prepared?

By: Beth Mulcahy, Esq. We are lucky to live in a place where we don’t have to worry about extreme weather due to winter storms like other places in the country are experiencing.  But, come summertime, you never know when … Continue reading

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New Year Purging: 5 Tips to help Board Members figure out what Community Association documents need to be kept and what to toss

By: Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Happy New Year! The new year often brings the desire to get organized and clean things out to start fresh! As a Board Member, how do you figure out what can go and what needs to … Continue reading

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How Should Planned Communities Handle Requests for Solar Panels by Owners… Very Carefully!

  Beth Mulcahy, Esq. A very common question that I receive from planned community boards is: “can we prohibit owners from installing solar panels on their Lot?” The short answer is “no”. Arizona law, specifically, Arizona Revised Statute Section 33-1816 … Continue reading

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Budgeting and Reserve Funding for Your Association is a must!

By: Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Here are our Quick Tips for the Annual Budgeting Process that will make sure your board is assessing the current and future needs of the association. In a planned community, the budget must be approved by … 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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9 Suggestions to Help Limit Speeding in Community Associations

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 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. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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