A defining moment in many people’s lives is when they purchase their first home. The promise and potential as a new homeowner feels unlimited. What many don’t realize is that the issues you may face as a homeowner—or indeed as a community association— often cross property boundary lines. This article addresses several boundary issues that owners and associations frequently deal with concerning trees, surface water, fences, party walls, retaining walls and boundary lines in general.
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Alternative Dispute Resolution: I’ll see you out of court!
Alternative dispute resolution or “ADR” was developed over the last twenty years in an attempt to resolve disputes quicker and cheaper than traditional litigation. ADR has two distinct forms: mediation and arbitration.
“Getting away” in an HOA: What can associations do about vacation rentals?
Vacation rentals are incredibly popular today. They provide extra income to homeowner “hosts” and inexpensive accommodations for vacationing “guests,” but can impose unwanted burdens on community associations. What can associations do to address these burdens?