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Georgia Property Owners’ Association Act

The Georgia Property Owners’ Association Act (POA) is a Georgia law adopted in 1994, specifically for homeowner associations. Lazega & Johanson attorneys lead the drafting and adoption of the POA. For more details, read our L&J Quick Facts article.

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Association Membership Meetings

Procedures for calling and conducting association membership meetings are governed by an association’s bylaws. For more information on the types of meetings, sending out a meeting notice, calling a quorum and more, read our L&J Quick Facts article.

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Leasing

This L&J Quick Facts article answers questions about common leasing problems and how community associations should address them.

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Right to Repair Act

The Right to Repair Act restricts the rights of associations to sue for a construction or design defect related to residential dwellings.

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Enforcement of Covenants

Who can enforce covenants and how can they be enforced? We answer these questions and provide a comparison chart in this article.

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Covenant Enforcement: The Lawsuit

This L&J Quick Facts article breaks down the covenant enforcement lawsuit process, including what to do before filing suit.

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Covenant Enforcement: Common Defenses

This L&J Quick Facts article spells out the common defenses used against covenant enforcement and what to do to protect your association.

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Officers and Their Roles

Learn more about officer positions and their roles on community association boards in this L&J Quick Facts article.

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Association Foreclosures

Our L&J Quick Facts article on association foreclosures includes a flowchart explaining the process and provides the need-to-know basics.

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Bankruptcy

Our L&J Quick Fact article breaks down the information community associations need to know about bankruptcy.

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Condominium Property Insurance

This L&J Quick Fact article explains the basics of condominium property insurance including what is required by owners and the association.

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Contracts

This L&J Quick Facts article breaks down the basics about contracts and the terms community associations should include.

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Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Approval for Condominiums

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is routinely implementing new approval processes and requirements for FHA loans in condominiums.

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Independent Contractor

What are the benefits of hiring an independent contractor vs. an employee? This L&J Quick Facts article helps associations make the choice.

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Preparing for an Annual Meeting

L&J answers the common questions that arise when community associations are preparing for an annual meeting.

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Association Reserves

Funding association reserves over time spreads out the expense of repairing or replacing capital items, spreading the costs among owners who use those items.

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Complying with ADA Guidelines

This article addresses what community associations need to know about complying with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines.

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The Leasing Dilemma

How are associations dealing with leasing during hard economic times? We address the leasing dilemma in this article.

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The Dreaded Books and Records Request

Understanding the scope of what members are entitled to see under an association’s bylaws and Georgia law can help books and records requests be handled smoothly.

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Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance

All insurance policies are not created equally. We explain what you should know about Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance.

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Electronic Voting

This L&J article offers tips on how best to handle elections, including conducting annual elections separate from your annual meeting, either by electronic voting or mail-in ballot.

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Getting a Jump Start on Collections

With five simple steps, you can create a solid collection policy that will ensure you will have a firm handle on delinquencies in the upcoming year.

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We Have A Judgment – Now What

Understanding the post-judgment collection process and remedies can help an association set reasonable expectations and effectively plan for post-judgment collections.

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Unraveling the Duty of Association Directors and Officers

This L&J article examines the duties and responsibilities of community association directors and officers.

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Meeting Minutes: 10 Key Elements to Include

In this L&J article, we detail the key elements that need to be included in a community association’s meeting minutes.

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