Maryland Condominium Act Update – Unit Owner Responsibility for the Deductible Increases

An amendment to the Maryland Condominium Act, passed during the 2020 session of the Maryland General Assembly, will take effect October 1, 2020. Currently, the association can charge up to $5,000 of the master policy deductible to the unit owner where damage originated. The new amendment will increase that cap to $10,000 of the deductible.…

COVID-19 Best Practices for Community Associations

As the warm, sunny weather entices people out of quarantine to enjoy parks, beaches, golf courses, and pools, community associations must decide how and whether to safely reopen common areas and recreational facilities. To help guide your discussions and decisions, the Community Associations Institute developed ‘Healthy Communities,’ a 10-page summary of practical advice and COVID-19…

Community Association Spring Cleaning

Now is the time to do some spring cleaning for your community association. Whiteford|Taylor|Preston compiled a list of routine tasks to tackle in the upcoming months. Committee Charters. You should review and revise committee charters once a year. Committee charters address purpose, scope, authority, organizational structure, and operational guidelines. Reserve Accounts. We recommend that any…