“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

Using self-help to enforce HOA covenants

Using self-help to enforce HOA covenants: Can’t we just go onto an owner’s property and do it ourselves?    Covenant enforcement.  It seems simple enough.  Politely ask folks to cooperate, act civilly toward each other,

HOA Maintenance: Who is Responsible for What?

Frequently, a Board member or property manager of an Indiana community association asks me, “Who is responsible to provide repair and maintenance in this situation?”   Whether the roof is leaking, a water line is

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