Wilmington, DE has an estimated population of 70,166 residents, making it the most populous city in the state. It also acts as the county seat of New Castle County. Wilmington is home to many corporations, many of which are among the city’s top employers. Colleges and universities in the city include Delaware State University, the Delaware College of Art & Design, Goldey-Beacom College, Wilmington University, and the University of Delaware.
Wilmington hosts a slew of cultural events such as the Italian Festival, the Polish Festival, the Big August Quarterly, Hispanic Week, IndiaFest, and the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival. The city also boasts nine historic districts. Other notable points of interest in the city include Brandywine Creek, Delaware Art Museum, Brandywine Zoo, the DuPont Building, Hagley Museum, Rockford Park, and Nemours Estate.
As a board member of your homeowners association, you are bound by certain fiduciary duties. Standing by these duties, though, can sometimes be difficult. Even the tiniest of errors or acts of negligence can be understood by homeowners as a violation of your fiduciary duty. When that happens, some homeowners might file a lawsuit against the association and specifically mention members of the board by name.
Litigation can get messy, and homeowners have sued their HOAs for much less in the past. Although state laws provide the board some protection against personal liability, winning is not a guarantee. Even if you know you did nothing wrong, you still need a Wilmington, DE HOA attorney to represent the association and defend your case.