Month: December 2012

Homeowners Association Meetings

             The HOA is required to hold an annual meeting. Notice of the annual meeting should be provided to all owners and state the time, place and agenda of the meeting. Typically the agenda consists of the election of directors of the executive board and ratification of the budget. In addition, the board or 20% […]

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A Hobbit’s Contract

     My first-grader and I have been reading “the Hobbit,” in anticipation of the movie coming out this month. While it was one of my favorite books as a kid, I had not read it in many years. Doing so, I was surprised at the amount of legal issues in the books, particularly contract law, […]

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With those lawyers, it would take a Christmas Miracle…

Last Sunday, the kids and I went to the Thalian Association’s production of  "Miracle on 34th Street" a musical adapted from the 1947 movie starring Maureen O’Hara, Edmund Gwenn, and a very young Natalie Wood. My theater review:  Wonderful entertainment, terrific cast, and catchy songs, with a kind of rare “Christmas Special” vibe that you […]

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“How do we pay for that?” — Assessments and Fees for Homeowners Associations

         Annual assessments for homeowners associations should be calculated to satisfy the budget and are shared equally among the homeowners pursuant to the allocations set forth in the declarations. Special assessments can also be passed pursuant to the declarations for larger or unexpected items, such as capital improvements or catastrophic damage. The better practice is […]

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