pmp2016

7
Aug

Competitive Bidding: Slow Down and Do it Right the First Time Give yourself the time to effectively bid Association work

When does an Association common area repair, capital improvement or maintenance contract need to go out to competitive bid? How many vendors should be invited to bid? And how long should the competitive bid process take? These are three important questions that come up regularly. While there are many variables to consider when determining whether or not to bid out

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7
Aug

Resident Safety & Security: Not the Association’s Responsibility

Avoid unnecessary liability by following these best practices June, 2017 It seems that resident safety and security is an on-going topic of discussion for all Associations, irrespective of where they are located, the community demographics, or community type – single family home or condominium communities. It does not seem to matter whether the community is gated, if there are cameras

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7
Aug

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Disputes: Doing Nothing May No Longer be an Option New HUD Rule Changes How HOA’s Address Neighbor Disputes

Historically, Associations have avoided interjecting in neighbor-to-neighbor disputes. Heavy walking, surround sound systems, loud voices and slamming doors were just a few of the commonly voiced resident complaints, and up until now, the response from most Association Boards was that the residents must settle these matters amongst themselves. Effective October, 2016, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued

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7
Aug

THE REAL PURPOSE OF BOARD MEETINGS

Understanding the Intended Purpose of Board Meetings March, 2017 We’ve all either experienced or heard nightmares about Board Meetings that are overtaken by unruly, and sometimes downright belligerent, Homeowner Forums. Aggressive residents hurling accusations and insults at Board Members, Association vendors, and often other residents, that proves to not only be inappropriate, but unproductive. Such behavior and discourse leaves me

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7
Feb

Social Media: The Good, The Bad and The Damaging

Social Media: The Good, The Bad and The Damaging The Negative Impact Social Media is Having on HOAs February, 2017 Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. Instantaneous fragments on Twitter and Facebook is the new normal for how we get our news and communicate with one another. Never before have we been so connected with

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1
Feb

BOARD MEMBER BEST PRACTICE

As a volunteer Board Member, you have made a selfless decision to volunteer your valuable time for the betterment of your community. You’re an inspiration to many, including our management team at PMP, and one of the main reasons we love what we do! Because we understand your time is valuable and you take your role as a Board Member

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10
Jan

Homeowners’ Guide to HOA Living

HOMEOWNERS’ GUIDE TO HOA LIVING I. Introduction Homeowners Associations (“HOAs”), also known as Common Interest Developments (“CIDs”), are a form of home ownership whereby the owners of housing units within the boundaries of the Association are also legal members of the Association and own an undivided interest in all common areas and common area elements. The terms “owner” and “member”

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4
Feb

Not all information needs to be shared

Sebastian F. I live in a townhome in a community burdened with repairs that have lead to several special assessments. Although we have a lot going on in our community, neither our management company nor our board of directors share important community information with the homeowners. It seems that the community newsletter or the association website would be great places

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8
Dec

HOAs must maintain common areas

J. Russo: I received a violation letter from my HOA for installing holiday decorations at my townhome. Now they are telling me if I don’t take down the decorations they are going to fine me and have them removed. Can an HOA keep homeowners from installing holiday decorations and do they have the right to remove them from my property?

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24
Nov

Rules should be uniformly enforced

I received a violation letter and a $50 fine from my association for parking my jet ski trailer in my driveway. The violation letter states that the trailer is not an “approved vehicle” and could not be “stored” in my driveway. This violation and fine is the first I am hearing of this rule. I also have reviewed our association

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