Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Who Do You Trust?

      The Essential Ingredient in Effective 
Management of Community Associations 

     When there is war inside a community association there are usually several sides—the owners, the board of directors, management, and sometimes, lawyers. Each brings their unique perspective to the dispute, and each may distrust the views, or worse, the motives of the other. That they should all be working together to manage a project that is inherently unmanageable is beside the point—when there is a lack of trust cooperation goes by the boards and issues that should be open to easy solutions instead become a battleground. Why are we wasting good ink to discuss disputes that are often inconsequential in the scheme of things? Because lack of trust can paralyze a community association just when economics require unprecedented cooperation.
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  1. mormonmike@yahoo.comMarch 24, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    My hoa board has stolen my rights by amending the bylaws without enough consents to do so. I know that they don't have the votes and that they have recorded the amended by laws.

    I need to know what to do about it.

    Any thoughts are welcome.

  2. Mike, you should consult with an attorney in your state to evaluate the board's action. If the board failed to follow your governing documents in amending the bylaws, that action can be set aside. On the other hand, there may be more to this than is readily apparent, and an attorney who specializes in community associations can interpret this for you.