Community association’s architectural approval / denial authority

INDIANA COURT OF APPEALS UPHOLDS VALIDITY OF “NON-WAIVER” CLAUSE CONTAINED IN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION’S COVENANTS FOR A FENCE VIOLATION   A recent appellate decision has been issued by the Indiana Court of Appeals in a case

Homeowners Association Boards Should Try to Avoid Meeting in Public Places

I recently was at the kind of restaurant where you walk up and order your food or coffee at the counter, and then sit in the café area.  Two tables away from me was a

Confusion over Officers versus Directors in a Homeowners Association or Condominium Association

In my 30 years of representing community associations of all sorts, one issue that comes up frequently is to distinguish between a director and an officer. In almost all governing documents for community associations, and

Should Your Board Consider Amending Your Governing Documents? Here’s How You Can Start!

A substantial part of our firm’s practice involves the preparation of amendments to a community association’s governing documents, along with the supporting documents such as notices to the homeowners, proxies, and ballots. Typically, the governing

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

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