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Articles

Winning Collections

Winning collections requires clear communication, staying alert, and commitment to a shared goal.

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A Succession Plan for Transitioning Boards

Did new members get elected to your association board? Having a comprehensive succession plan can make the transition in leadership smoother.

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Mind Your Manners

Whether you are a professional management company or a self-managed community, here’s a quick refresher on annual meetings and collections.

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Opening Your Community Amenities in 2021

Can we safely open our amenities in 2021? This is the question on the mind of every community association director, manager and member.

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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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A Community’s New Year’s “Resolution” Tool for Keeping It Civil

Many communities are creating a civility resolution to define an expectation of civility, decorum, and courtesy within their communities.

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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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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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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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Contracts: How to do it Right

This L&J article details the five elements community associations should include when creating a vendor contract.

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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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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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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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How Civility Resolutions Can Help Your Community

Many communities are creating civility resolutions to define an expectation and requirement of civility, decorum and courtesy.

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Drone Use In Community Associations

What is the best way to address drone use in community associations? We discuss the authority of managers and boards in this article.

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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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Make Your Annual Meeting A Success

In this article, L&J shares the top tips to make your in-person community association annual meeting a success!

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Georgia Courts Strike a Blow to Homeowner Associations (HOAs)

Georgia courts strike a blow to HOAs, which are facing lower interest on past due assessments and may lose the ability to charge late fees.

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Explaining New HUD Guidelines

HUD’s new guidelines require associations to help a resident who is the victim of discriminatory harassment or hostile conduct.

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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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