9 Best Practices for Architectural Review Boards

Your architectural review board is, in many ways, the “hot seat” of your homeowners association. Stakes are high – the board can potentially shoot down some big lifestyle-changing projects, like adding a bedroom for a child – and since very few proposed projects are exactly like projects that have been…

HUD Anti-Discrimination Laws You Didn’t Know You Were Breaking

In 2015, the enforcement division of the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced 10 separate charges against landlords and property managers for various types of discrimination. No ethical landlord wants to commit unlawful discrimination. But some honest employees or landlords run into trouble accidentally, despite the best of intentions,…

Does Restricting Rentals Make Sense for Your Association?

The issue of restricting residents’ ability to rent out their homes or condos is always a hotly contested one in HOAs and COAs because the interests of owner-occupants and investors are directly at odds. But as much as we’d all like to grant the maximum economic liberty to all association…

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