Homeowners Associations and Budgeting for Attorney’s Fees

We have all seen the TV commercials: “What’s in your wallet?” A similar question is, “What’s in your budget (for attorney’s fees, that is.)”   Several years ago, a property manager told me that all

“HOME Act” pending regarding tax deduction for homeowners

Mandatory assessments may become a federal income tax deduction for homeowners   The “Helping Our Middle-Income Earners Act” or “HOME Act” is new federal legislation that is currently pending in the House of Representatives.  The

Reviewing and amending the Covenants and By-Laws

What are some common reasons to amend?   The Boards of Directors of many Indiana homeowners associations and condominiums feel that they are “stuck” with the covenants and by-laws that the developer wrote. Typically, there

Boards of directors and officers explained

What’s the difference between a board of directors and the officers of an Indiana Homeowners Association?   We frequently are asked about the difference between a Board of Directors and the Officers of an Indiana

Avoid Conditional Approvals!

Almost every Indiana homeowners association and condominium association has a provision in its covenants which requires an owner to submit an application prior to making any exterior changes or additions.   Separate from the homeowners

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