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December 2014

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Defining a Nuisance in Your Community

If you live in a shared ownership community, you have likely heard the term "nuisance" bandied about now and then. It is an unfortunate byproduct of living in close quarters with others that at some point, another person's conduct may impact your enjoyment of your...

Multiculturalism and Your Community Association

Many communities around the country have foreign members who are not proficient English speakers. Others have members who are fluent in English but would prefer to converse in their native tongue. I have attended Board and Membership meetings in Florida where residents (and some directors)...

Does Your Board Undertake “Due Diligence”?

Directors are often told they should "do their due diligence" before making certain decisions on behalf of their associations. How many people actually understand what steps are needed to fulfill that directive? "Due diligence" is defined as an investigation of a business or person prior to...