HOA Forum Questions Transfer FeesColorado lawmakers are working on a bill that would require property management companies to disclose the fees they charge at the closing of a home sale. The fees are in many cases hundreds of dollars and some say they’re getting out of hand.
House panel moves on homeowner association managers bill | The Florida CurrentHouse panel moves on homeowner association managers bill Two proposed committee bills protecting community association managers took their first steps Wednesday, receiving unanimous support from the House Civil Justice Subcommittee. The bills would protect community association managers, or CAMs, help from criminal penalties for the unlicensed practice of law and define their duties that can be practiced without fear of unlicensed practice sanctions.
Automatic renewal can perpetuate a management problemQuestion: I’m on the board of our homeowners association and was shocked when our management company’s contract was supposed to terminate, but they stayed on! We wanted to get rid of them but learned too late that the company had what is called an “automatic renewal” clause.
HOA’s management company is not the board’s bossQ: I am on the board of directors of a small homeowners association (less then a 100 units). We are near the end of our agreement with our property management company. The community managers started out fine, but now seem to just tell us to do what their large HOA do, and want us to select only from their list of vendors.
Community Management Corporation Names New Condominium Division DirectorCommunity Management Corporation, an Associa company, is proud to announce Richard Kuziomko has been promoted to condominium division director, working alongside Jim Nitschke to lead this prestigious division. “Richard had already begun working closely with the condominium portfolio,” said Heather Graham, President and CEO of Community Management Corporation.
Manager can’t take on role of liaison between board and attorneyQuestion: I have been on my homeowners association board for two years. All communication between the board and the attorney goes through the association’s manager before distribution to the board. I just discovered the manager has been withholding communications the attorney has written to the board.
Pleasanton HOA firm sued for discriminationNews Blackhawk couple say kids told not to play outdoors A couple who say their children have been barred by their homeowner’s association from playing or trick-or-treating in their own neighborhood filed a federal lawsuit against the HOA this week.