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Annual Election Meeting Guidelines
    Annual Election Meeting GuidelinesThe main purpose of an annual election meeting is the election of board members and th...

Advantages of a Professional Manager or Management Company
    Advantages of a Professional Manager or Management CompanyA brief overview of just some of the activities for which the ...

CONSIDER A LIMITED FIVE-YEAR PROXY TO EASE ANNUAL ELECTION QUORUM CHALLENGE
    CONSIDER A LIMITED FIVE-YEAR PROXY TO EASE ANNUAL ELECTION QUORUM CHALLENGEBy David W. Kaman, Esq.Most associations send...

Satellite Dishes – What Can An Association Regulate?
    Satellite Dishes – What Can An Association Regulate?By Joseph “Jay” Cusimano, Esq.In 1996, Congress pa...

RETENTION OF ASSOCIATION RECORDS
    RETENTION OF ASSOCIATION RECORDSAssociation records are extremely important in detailing the history of an association&r...

A SEXUAL OFFENDER IN THE COMMUNITY
    A SEXUAL OFFENDER IN THE COMMUNITYOne of the most difficult decisions a board may face is what to do if it learns a sexu...

New Bankruptcy Law Closes Loopholes: Community Associations Have More Protection Against Abuses
    New Bankruptcy Law Closes Loopholes:  Community Associations Have More Protection Against AbusesBy Darcy Mehling Go...

BUDGETS, RESERVES AND THE OHIO REQUIREMENT FOR AN ANNUAL OWNERSHIP VOTE IF RESERVE FUNDING IS TO BE WAIVED
    BUDGETS, RESERVES AND THE OHIO REQUIREMENT FOR AN ANNUAL OWNERSHIP VOTE IF RESERVE FUNDING IS TO BE WAIVEDTHE SPECIAL AS...

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW WHEN AN ELDERLY RESIDENT NEEDS HELP
    FIVE THINGS TO KNOW WHEN AN ELDERLY RESIDENT NEEDS HELPAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau:By the year 2020 there will b...

Flag Bill Signed by President Bush
    Flag Bill Signed by President BushHere's the wording of the bill as signed by President Bush H.R.42An ActTo ensure t...

THE IMPACT OF H.B. 135 ON ASSOCIATION OPERATIONS
    THE IMPACT OF H.B. 135 ON ASSOCIATION OPERATIONSOver recent years, it has become clear that Ohio’s condominium sta...

Mandated Reserves
    Mandated ReservesThe most significant provision of Ohio’s new condominium legislation is mandated reserves.5311.08...

Records Request – Must Owners Be Given Everything?
    Records Request – Must Owners Be Given Everything?In light of recent national corporate and accounting scandals, s...

LEGISLATION PASSED TO REVISE OHIO’S CONDOMINIUM STATUTE
    LEGISLATION PASSED TO REVISE OHIO’S CONDOMINIUM STATUTEHouse Bill 135 has passed unanimously in the House of Repre...

Understanding the Government of a Community Association
    Understanding the Government of a Community AssociationAs a result of dedicated board members and qualified managers, th...

VERBAL ABUSE OF A BOARD MEMBER SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED
    VERBAL ABUSE OF A BOARD MEMBER SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATEDWe all know the one unit owner or resident who thrives on conflict...

The Pyramid of Laws that Govern All Community Associations
    The Pyramid of Laws that Govern All Community AssociationsA pyramid of laws govern all associations. It is important for...

10 Reasons to Volunteer to Serve on the Board