How Association Documents Affect Virtual Meetings

During the pandemic we saw associations move to virtual meetings and electronic voting. Some association documents require in-person meetings and include specific language on how the voting process should work. In Delaware, the state statute governing Community Associations allows for remote or virtual meetings. As state statute supersedes the governing documents, associations may hold virtual meetings.…

Directors & Officers Liability – Common HOA Claims

Most HOA Boards are made up of volunteers, and homeowner volunteer decisions are protected by the Directors & Officers insurance policy. These are the most common claims facing associations’ Boards of Directors. Violation of the Governing Documents Rules should be enforceable and enforced Meetings should be held per the documents Architectural Guidelines should be followed…

Regulating Home Businesses in Community Associations

Many Americans have turned to side hustles or completely changed how and where their brick-and-mortar business operates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the country, a growing number of pet groomers, hair stylists, fitness instructors, daycare workers, and entrepreneurs have set up home businesses, posing a challenge to community association restrictions. Generally, community associations have the right…

Coping with Emotional Impacts of the Pandemic within Community Associations

The COVID-19 pandemic, resulting economic recession, protests for racial and cultural equality, an incredibly divisive election cycle, wildfires, hurricanes, and more made 2020 one of the most difficult and stressful years ever. For community association board members and managers, all of these events have made a tough job even tougher. Homeowners have put more pressure…