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COVID-19: There’s Light at the End of the Tunnel, But is it Sunlight or a Train?

How has COVID-19 impacted the Georgia court system? Our expert attorneys address the issue in the latest L&J Morning Break. Topics include:
• Georgia courts are reopening. How to move forward with covenant enforcement and collections
• Defending homeowner claims for assessment reductions or reimbursements due to amenity closings

See a full list of documents and articles related to COVID-19 here. Also, head to our YouTube channel to watch all of the L&J Morning Break archives and our other educational videos.

COVID-19: Are We Safe to Operate Yet?

How do you safely operate community associations during COVID-19? We share guidance on the topic including: Georgia’s new COVID-19 liability protection law and can we require masks in common areas?

See a full list of documents and articles related to COVID-19 here. Also, head to our YouTube channel to watch all of the L&J Morning Break archives and our other educational videos.

COVID-19: Guidance to Carry You Forward

Our attorneys break down association operation strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topics include:
• Pools/Amenities: Explaining Governor Kemp’s Latest Executive Order
• Actions to Take NOW to be Prepared for the End of the Statewide Judicial Emergency
• More on Responding to Owner Assessment Refund & Reduction Requests

Suggested Response to Owners Requesting Refunds or Reduced Assessments During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Below is a suggested letter for association boards to send to owners requesting refunds or reduced assessments due to the community amenities being closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more about collecting assessments during the state of emergency, watch our L&J Morning Break series. Also, See a full list of documents and articles related to COVID-19 here


Join our expert attorneys as they explain Governor Kemp’s executive order, present board amenity opening plans and decisions to owners, and explain how to respond to owner assessment refund and reduction requests.

Adding Value to your Community Through Governing Document Amendments

What amendments need to be changed or added to your community’s governing legal documents? L&J offers advice on adding value through documents in this article.

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What’s My Age Again?

L&J discusses how to keep community amenity use rules fair and effective while avoiding discrimination claims.

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Opening Community Association Amenities During COVID-19: Sample Signs and Documents

We discuss and provide sample documents and signage to use when opening community association amenities during COVID-19.

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Suggested Amenity Waiver/Release Sample

With many communities getting ready to open their amenities, keep your association protected during the COVID-19 pandemic through a use agreement and release. Download our suggested waiver/release form here.

See a full list of documents and articles related to COVID-19 here. Also, head to our YouTube channel to watch all of the L&J Morning Break archives and our other educational videos.

Community Association Business After COVID-19

Join us as we discuss navigating community association business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topics include:
• How Long Must We Social Distance
• Covid-19 Insurance Issues
• Electronic Elections
• Fining Resolutions
• New Emotional Support Animal Regulations

Community Association Litigation During COVID-19: Covenants, Claims, Courts, Contracts and Community

Our experienced L&J attorneys discuss litigation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Topics include:
• Enforcing the Covenants During The Pandemic – Does Stay At Home Mean Anything Goes?
• Liabilities and Claims Against Associations
• The Courts: Closed But Not Shutdown
• Vendor Contracts: Delay, Breach, and Defenses
• Testing Positive: Should the Association notify the community if an individual has
tested positive for COVID-19?

Association Amenities: When and How to Reopen Under Current Orders/Guidelines

Our expert attorneys offer guidance on managing association amenities during the coronavirus pandemic. We address the following topics:
• Community Pressure: Should/Must You Re-Open Now – Consider a Ramp-Up
• Gyms, Tennis Courts, Pools and Community Rooms: Sanitizing, Social Distancing and Reservations
• Waivers, Disclaimers and Signage – Words Matter
• Specific Guidance for Senior Communities

Partially Open for Business: Revisiting Amenity Closures During COVID-19

With some businesses slowly reopening, many questions remain on whether community associations should continue amenity closures during COVID-19.

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Community Associations: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Legislation May Provide Relief For You, Too

Community associations could get financial relief from new coronavirus legislation. We break down how to find out if you qualify.

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Managing the Spread of the Virus in Your Community

We address steps for community associations to take in order to manage the spread of the coronavirus in this L&J blog post.

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): What it Means for Your Community

This L&J blog post addresses many coronavirus concerns association communities now face.

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HUD Updates Rules on Emotional Support Animals

We explain the new rules and regulations related to emotional support animals and how it could impact your community.

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Know Your Rights in Regulating Solicitation in Your Community

Solicitation can be a nuisance to a community association. This article addresses the rights associations have when dealing with solicitors.

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Having a Good Bullpen

Committees can take a lot of stress off of the board by providing support and effectively make the board’s job easier.

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