Delinquent Condo Assessments May Cause Suspension of Common Element Privileges

New Maryland Law effective October 1, 2018, will allow condominium associations to amend their declarations to authorize suspension of common element parking and recreational facilities for unit owners who have delinquent condominium assessments. This law is known as House Bill 575. According to Cowie & Mott, Attorneys at Law, the following must apply in order…

Cyber Security in Community Associations

The Foundation for Community Association Research has issued a report on cyber security in community associations. As community associations vary in size it is important to remember that hackers will go after anyone, not just the larger communities. The following are recommended procedures to safeguard against unauthorized electronic bank transactions: Require two people to authorize…

Maryland’s Smoke Alarm Law – What You Need to Know

Maryland’s new smoke alarm law includes some requirements that took effect this year. One of our management companies, Ocean Point, Ltd. shared this helpful fact sheet with all of their community associations and unit owners. We hope it helps you too! What the law requires now Replacement of battery-only smoke alarms with new, 10-year smoke…