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Annual Meeting – Make it the Best

Are You Ready for Your Annual Meeting?

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Contracts…How to do it Right

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Georgia Courts Strike a Blow to HOAs

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Unraveling the Duty of Association Officers

The legal responsibilities and duties of community association directors and officers can be one of the most misunderstood areas of community association law. Phrases like “fiduciary duty” and “conflict of interest” are often thrown around in connection with describing the responsibility of board members to the association. Unfortunately, however, these terms are often misused and misapplied, both by homeowners and board members alike. This article will debunk some of the more common misconceptions when it comes to the legal standard of duty for association officers and directors.

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We Have A Judgment – Now What

The ultimate goal of filing a lawsuit for delinquent assessments is to obtain a judgment against the delinquent owner. While obtaining a judgment can often force the owner to settle his account with the association, additional legal collection actions are oftentimes necessary in order to collect on a judgment.

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What To Do When Water Catastrophe Strikes

We made it through the winter storm of 2011, but unfortunately, some homeowners are still dealing with the aftermath. Although snow is often an anticipated event in Atlanta, for many community association managers, snow is something to dread. With snow comes freezing temperatures, and with freezing temperatures come frozen pipes, and, invariably, pipe bursts and water leaks.

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The Waiting Game

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The ADA…Do We Really Have to Comply

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Reconciling Beauty

If passed, the bill, at its core, would have prohibited community associations from creating or enforcing covenants, architectural guidelines or rules that infringe on no owner’s right to install a solar energy device on his or her property.

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Prohibiting Weapons on Association Property

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Leasing Dilemma

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Foreclosure Success Stories

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Five Amendments Every Association Should Consider

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Eyesore Next Door

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Electronic Voting

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The Future of Electronic Voting

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D&O Insurance

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Books and Records

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Are You Ready for Your Annual Meeting

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Annual Meeting Q-As

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A Green Resolution

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Comparison of Suspension Authority Between the GCA and POA

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12 To-Dos

2011 is quickly drawing to a close. Now that many associations have had their annual meetings and new boards of directors are in place, it is time to start planning ahead for 2012. Start the year off right with these 12 To Do’s in 2012!

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Getting a Jump Start on Collections

The holidays are behind us, a new year is upon us and it’s time to get back to business. . . the collections business, that is. Even though your association’s annual assessments may not be due for another month or two, it’s never too late to start the year off right and get a jump […]

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