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11 Essential Clauses for Construction Contracts in HOAs

Board members should be aware of these key contract provisions to include in agreements between homeowners associations and contractors. These terms cover everything from liability to attorney's fees, and give the HOA legal advantages if a dispute, mediation, arbitration or lawsuit occur. Include these clauses to ensure your HOA doesn't

5 Policies You Should Consider When Hiring a Contractor

How does an association select the best bid and the right contractor? Don't stop at price and quality: investigate these 5 policies before you hire a contractor and save your HOA money on avoidable litigation.

20 Questions: Independent Contractor or Employee?

The rules that define contractor or employee relationships are confusing, involving common law, employment law, and tax law. These 20 questions will help you determine whether your HOA service provider is really an independent contractor.

7 Common Mistakes in Approving HOA Contracts

Reviewing and accepting contracts is a regular and important requirement for homeowner associations  boards. However I see many boards that make mistakes in awarding contracts for work on association complexes. This article identifies some of the most common mistakes I see—and believe me, I see these every day.

HOA Guide to Painting: How to Choose the Best Color and Contractor

Repainting the buildings in your association can be a daunting task, but we've got you covered. Learn how to select the right colors, what finishes to use, how to prepare paint specifications, how to solicit bids, and last but not least, what questions to ask when hiring a contractor, all to get the best job done for your community. 

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