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Community Update – September 2023

Community Update – September 2023

Fall is officially here which means busy season is upon us. This month, we spotlight timely articles to help your board succeed in the coming months. Our featured articles explore various topics from board term limits and upgrading your documents to reserves and special assessments. Don’t miss our newest episode of Take It To The Board! This insightful exchange between Donna DiMaggio Berger and Managing Partner, Gary Rosen, dives into the world of effective leadership.

What does a Homeowners Association need to bear in mind when evaluating architectural modification requests from its members? Joseph Arena explains how these matters can be a minefield in this timely article, “Navigating the Complex World of HOA Architectural Control.

In 1988, Congress added “familial status” to the list of protected groups under the Fair Housing Act. What does this mean for your association? Michael O. Dermody addresses how your community can accommodate FHA guidelines in, “Are Those Under Age 18 a Protected Class?

If your association is in search of a loan, contact your community association attorney before approaching the bank. “Borrowing Money” by Mark D. Friedman highlights common pitfalls to avoid, so you can save time and money.

Interpreting an association’s governing documents in light of statutory changes is not a simple or straightforward endeavor. Jay Roberts provides helpful guidance in, “THIS CASE: Tahiti Beach Homeowners Association, Inc. v. Pfeffer.”

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