Regulating Holiday Decorations Within Associations
As Halloween approaches, followed by the winter holidays shortly thereafter, associations should ensure that policies regarding holiday decorations are in place for residents to follow. Such rules must be reasonable, and more importantly, legal.
Changes on the Way for FHA Condominium Certification Process ?
The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (H.R. 3700) was signed into law on July 29, 2016 with the intention of reforming the Federal Housing Association (FHA) loan program for community associations. The FHA serves to insure mortgages and because of that, it has to be attentive to risk, said Philip Sutcliffe of Project Support Services in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, a company that assists condominium associations with FHA certifications and recertifications. He explained that the FHA’s policy is to insure loans in communities that offer a reasonable expectation that the loans are going to get paid on time.
Board Member Voting: Is My Ballot Private?
Neighbors in a community may be friends, however, it’s possible someone may not think their friend would make a good board member. This puts them in a funny position when their friend asks them to sign a proxy for their community’s board election. Can owners in condominium and homeowner associations vote with the confidence that their vote will be confidential?
Pet Restrictions in Condominiums — What the Fair Housing Act Can Control
These days, many condo owners are wondering why they see so many dogs in their buildings and communities — even though they’re “not allowed.” What’s going on?