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SB 721 - Inspection of Decks and Balconies

Requires an inspection of building assemblies and associated waterproofing elements, including decks and balconies, for buildings with more than a certain number of multifamily dwelling units by a licensed architect, civil or structural engineer, or building inspector or official at certain intervals. Requires certain notifications. Imposes requirements on boards of directors of common interest development.

How Should HOA Boards Respond to Mold?

Mold is a serious problem. These 8 strategies can help HOA boards to remedy the problem, help the affected owner, and protect the association from additional liability.

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.

Beginner's Guide to HOA Boards of Directors Duties and Responsibilities

Many new board members want an introductory guide that states in one place what are their duties and by what authority do they operate. This article discusses general concepts and law related to the powers and duties of association boards. You should be aware that the law differs between the various states, and therefore a board member should seek legal advice before acting.

Convert Your HOA to Solar Power with These Four Steps

HOAs face many options and obstacles when considering whether or not it makes sense to go switch to solar. Condominiums vary by size, shape, zoning, and other factors that determine how conducive the building may be for alternative energy. Converting to solar can save thousands of dollars annually but requires a significant initial cash outlay. Solar power is a big expenditure that brings big benefits: you’re not just reducing your carbon footprint, you’re also ultimately increasing the property’s value and the value of individual units and reducing the property’s energy bills forever.

Should Your HOA Consider Painting in the Rain?

Painting and construction are expensive, but HOAs can save money by performing some or all of the work during the rainy months.

Planning and Paying for Major Reconstruction in Your HOA

Homeowner associations are tasked with maintaining the property of the community, and this often entails extensive reconstruction with hefty price tags. Learn how to manage your HOAs money to determine what financing options are available, and how to successfully plan and execute your next construction project. 

How to Optimize Your HOA's Maintenance Plan to Save Money

 By creating an efficient maintenance program, your association can save money and reach its highest potential. Implement energy saving practices, use innovative building products, but most importantly, make sure your HOA is predictive, not reactive.  By creating an efficient maintenance program, your association can save money and reach its highest potential. Implement energy saving practices, use innovative building products, but most importantly, make sure your HOA is predictive, not reactive. 

How to Protect Your Community's Trees from Uprooting

Winter weather often reveals negligent tree care, sometimes in the costly damage of a tree crashing to the ground. Learn how to protect your trees during the stormy months by identifying the different pruning techniques, structural damages, and decay that leads to a tree falling in your neighborhood. 

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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