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Community Update

February 2019

In this Issue

This month’s update is all about lowering your risk profile. Read on for a playbook of best practices and procedures that your association should be aware of when dealing with difficult situations such as tenant enforcement actions, insurance company lawsuits, sexual harassment claims, and more.

Our featured article, Enforcement Tool Belt – Fining and Suspension, discusses the enforcement options available to an association for violations of the rules and regulations by owners and their guests, tenants and invitees.

In Fines and Board Eligibility, we address the matters that can cause someone to become ineligible as an association board member candidate.

The #MeToo movement has recently taken front and center stage. #MeToo – What is Old is New, gives employers a toolkit of best practices to follow.

Our last article, The Subrogation Situation, discusses how community associations can mitigate their risk against insurance company lawsuits.

If you have new members on your board or a new manager for your community and want them to be part of our Community Update, have them subscribe:

We look forward to seeing you next month!

Marilyn J. Perez-Martinez, Editor

  • Fines and Board Eligibility

    Many times, associations are challenged by owners who believe their names were improperly kept off the election ballot because the owner did not agree that they owed a fine.  The Condominium Act states that a person who is delinquent in the payment of any monetary obligation to the association is not eligible …

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  • #MeToo – What is Old is New

    You have to be living under a rock if you have not heard of the #MeToo movement.  Although stories of sexual harassment in the workplace are nothing new and the law prohibiting sexual harassment has been around for almost 30 years, it seems as though stories of sexual harassment in the workplace are being …

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  • The Subrogation Situation

    With increasing frequency, insurance companies that provide unit owner insurance are suing community associations to recover payments made to the unit owner that are related to water leaks in the unit. The problem with these lawsuits is two-fold. First, the insurance companies are waiting years to bring them, although still within the statute of …

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Did you know?

Did You Know? Episode 02 of “Can They Do That?” is now available!

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