Tag Archives: HOA

New Neighborhoods–Long-Term Guests and Mandating Flood Insurance Coverage

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Long-Term Guests and Mandating Flood Insurance Coverage Our condo documents state that guests can visit a resident for up to 30 consecutive days without being considered residents, themselves. People in our … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Parking Rules, Non-Owner Boards and Multi-Condominium Funds

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Parking Rules, Non-Owner Boards and Multi-Condominium Funds Dear Poliakoffs, We live in a 135-townhouse HOA development.  Since the development opened, there has been one nine-space parking lot used for overflow parking … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Apathy, Covenant Enforcement and Renter Rights

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Apathy, Covenant Enforcement and Renter Rights Dear Poliakoffs, We have a situation at our condominium–only one person has served on the board for several years, as no one else was interested.  … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods Column–New Feature!

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Hi everyone!  I’m going to start a new feature this week–I’ll be reprinting the question and answer column that I write with my father, Gary A. Poliakoff, and that appears in newspapers and magazines throughout Florida.  It’s called New Neighborhoods, … Continue reading

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Basic Covenant Enforcement Principles for Condos and HOAs

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As many of you know, I write an article with my father, Gary A. Poliakoff (co-author of New Neighborhoods), that appears in over a dozen newspapers throughout Florida.  Our column this week was the result of a question sent to … Continue reading

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A Flagstaff Community Experience: The Down Housing Market Affects a Small Condo Complex and the Stress of a Self-Managed HOA Makes Matters Worse

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For today’s blog, we have something a bit different.  Laura, from Flagstaff, Arizona, wrote a very nice article that I wanted to share with you that details some of her own frustrations in moving into a new home in a … Continue reading

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Stucco Blues: How One Condominium Deals With a Construction Emergency, Part 2

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First, I have to apologize for the delay between columns–I had been dealing with a family emergency, but now I should be back on schedule.  Today’s entry is nice and long to make up for things. In my last column, … Continue reading

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Stucco Blues: How One Condominium Deals With A Construction Emergency, Part 1

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Some of you may remember months ago that I wrote a series of articles about how the board of directors of my condominium handled a black water (ie, sewage) leak that destroyed 2 units in our building and required a … Continue reading

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Shared Ownership Security–Greeters, Gatehouses and Front Desks at Condos and HOAs

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In many of the larger shared ownership communities around the country, some type of “security” contract is a necessity.  But what exactly does such security entail?  And is it really “security”, at least the way most of us view the … Continue reading

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HOAs and Violations–Is There a Better Way?

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Property management for homeowner’s associations and condominiums can differ substantially, and perhaps the biggest difference is the process of recording and implementing letters and fines for violations of the covenants, conditions and restrictions of the community. For most communities it … Continue reading

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