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    Oh, that’s a bummer! Legally, you should get advice, but on a practical note, have you tried talking to other neighbors? Maybe they’ve faced a similar situation or know more about this mysterious HOA. Also, check local municipal records or visit the town office to see if they have any information on an HOA. Sometimes these things can be cleared up with a bit of local digging.

    in reply to: Religious Displays #377030
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    Religious displays are quite tricky because you don’t want to violate the Fair Housing Act. But then if your HOA has strict architectural guidelines about decorations or displays, you might be able to regulate those.

    in reply to: Leaving Gate Open #376965
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    In my opinion, wear and tear should be part of the maintenance offered by your gate company. It’s their job to provide you with gates. They can’t dictate what you can and can’t do with them.

    in reply to: collecting unpaid dues #376216
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    Same with spockman63 but we do it after 6 months and we give it to our attorney. Our attorney charges us billable hours so it will depend on the rate of your attorney.

    in reply to: Trouble getting owners interested #373427
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    Two words for you: SOCIAL MEDIA. Kids are always on social media. Your HOA should maintain a social presence as well. Far more effective than handing out flyers or calling them individually.

    in reply to: Developer has been in control for SIX years. Need help ASAP! #372574
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    I’ve done some research and it looks like Florida law (HOA Act 720.307) says transition should begin 3 months after 90% of homes have been sold. At this point, a majority of the board should consist of homeowners. Your declaration should also be able to give you more information.

    in reply to: Developer has been in control for SIX years. Need help ASAP! #372572
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    It depends, really. Which state are you in? And what percentage of the homes have already been sold?

    in reply to: do fines count as revenue? where to deposit fines? #371954
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    Our HOA pays taxes on fines but not much. Membership assessments are usually not taxable but fines count as other profit. Don’t worry – they will not affect the nonprofit status of your HOA.

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    Are you asking for a full list of their employees (that’s probably an extensive list) or just those working in your community? Because I don’t see why you would need even the names of back-end employees “for the sake of transparency.”

    in reply to: Zoom Meetings or Face to Face? #370225
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    For us, it was harder to agree on a date for face-to-face meetings. Virtual meetings are still a bit hard to schedule but definitely easier than before. We’re never going back.

    in reply to: Any thoughts on spouses on the board? #369757
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    It’s definitely iffy to have spouses serve on the same board since it gives a single household more power when it comes to community rules and resolutions. I’m no expert on the law, though, so I’d consult a lawyer if I were you.

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