Yard signs during election season

It’s almost election time again. The November Presidential election may result in more and more homeowners attempting to post political signs to express their opinions on which candidate should be elected into office. As a

“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