The Homeowners Association Manual

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Single-family Subdivisions Townhouse and Cluster Developments Mobile Homeowners Associations Master Community Associations A homeowners association is designed to preserve the common welfare and the property values of the community. In a properly operated community, it does. In a poorly run community, it does not. The proper operating procedures are not difficult, but they are often overlooked or misunderstood. This manual provides a step-by-step explanation of the requirements for meetings, membership voting, ...

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Overview

Single-family Subdivisions Townhouse and Cluster Developments Mobile Homeowners Associations Master Community Associations A homeowners association is designed to preserve the common welfare and the property values of the community. In a properly operated community, it does. In a poorly run community, it does not. The proper operating procedures are not difficult, but they are often overlooked or misunderstood. This manual provides a step-by-step explanation of the requirements for meetings, membership voting, and the necessary parliamentary procedures. It serves as a guide to help ensure that the association carries out its responsibilities fairly and effectively. You will learn: o the concept and purpose of a homeowners association o the rights and responsibilities of individual owners o how to run effective meetings o what documents you need for meetings o the rules of procedure and proper decorum o the role of the board of directors o the role of committees

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561643134
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Edition description: 5TH
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 159
  • Sales rank: 302,531
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
1 Understanding the Homeowners Association Concept 1
1.1 General 1
1.2 Responsibility of the Individual Member 2
1.3 Interrelationship of the Parts 3
1.4 The Law and Legal Principles 3
1.5 The Declaration of Convenants and Restrictions 5
1.6 Articles of Incorporation 6
1.7 Bylaws of the Association 7
1.8 Rules and Regulations 8
1.9 Policy Statements and Resolutions 8
1.10 Priority and Consistency of the Documents 9
2 Membership Meetings-The Homeowners Forum 11
2.1 General 11
2.2 Annual and Regular Meetings 12
2.3 Special Meetings 12
2.4 Agenda and Order of Business 13
2.5 Conducting the Meeting 15
2.6 Reports 16
2.7 Unfinished Business 17
2.8 New Business and General Discussion 18
2.9 Adjournment 19
2.10 Minutes and Records 20
3 Documents and Organization for Membership Meetings 22
3.1 General 22
3.2 Notice and Proof of Notice for Meeting 23
3.3 Content of Meeting Notice 24
3.4 Time of Notice 25
3.5 Proxies 26
3.6 Designation of Voter 27
3.7 Check-in Procedures 28
3.8 Presiding Officer Selection 29
3.9 Pre-meeting Preparations 30
3.10 Recording and Taping Membership Meetings 31
4 Rules of Procedure and Proper Decorum 33
4.1 General 33
4.2 Meeting Organization 34
4.3 Motions and Seconds 35
4.4 Subsidiary and Incidental Motions 36
4.5 Privileged and Unclassified Motions 37
4.6 Reconsideration 38
4.7 Priority of Motions 39
4.8 Matters Out of Order 40
4.9 Waiving the Rules 41
4.10 Debate 42
4.11 Decorum 43
5 Voting and Determination of the Collective Will 45
5.1 General 45
5.2 General Consent Voting 46
5.3 Voice Votes 46
5.4 Voting by Show of Hands 46
5.5 Roll Call 47
5.6 Ballots 47
5.7 Ballot Preparation 48
5.8 Voting and the Presiding Officer 49
5.9 Determining the Results 50
5.10 Recount and Reconsideration 50
6 The Board of Directors of the Homeowners Association 52
6.1 General 52
6.2 Transition from Developer Control 53
6.3 Election and Selection 53
6.4 Eligibility 54
6.5 Term 55
6.6 Number 56
6.7 Resignation and Removal 57
6.8 Fiduciary Relationship and Responsibility 57
6.9 Indemnification 58
7 Meetings and Procedures of the Board of Directors 60
7.1 General 60
7.2 Quorum and Absent Board Members 60
7.3 Notice to Board Members 61
7.4 Notice to Association Members 62
7.5 Agenda and Meeting Procedures 62
7.6 Written Action 63
7.7 Membership Participation 64
7.8 Minutes and Records 64
8 Officers of the Association 66
8.1 General 66
8.2 Election of Officers 67
8.3 President 67
8.4 Secretary 68
8.5 Treasurer 69
8.6 Vice President 70
8.7 Registered Agent and Office 70
8.8 Other Officers 71
8.9 Scope of Authority 72
8.10 Proper Performance of Duties 72
8.11 Eligibility 73
8.12 Resignation and Removal 73
8.13 Compensation 74
9 Committees of the Association 75
9.1 General 75
9.2 Nominating Committee 76
9.3 Committee Appointments 77
9.4 Committee Authority 77
9.5 Committee Meetings and Minutes 78
9.6 Committee Reports 79
9.7 Special Councils 79
9.8 Social Clubs 80
10 Budget, Finances, and Insurance 82
10.1 General 82
10.2 General Operations 83
10.3 Capital Expenses and Deferred Maintenance 83
10.4 Developing the Proposed Budget 84
10.5 Notice and Adoption of the Budget 84
10.6 Annual Financial Report and Financial Filings 85
10.7 Funding the Budget 86
10.8 Time for Payment and Delinquency 87
10.9 Enforcement 87
10.10 Association Casualty Insurance 88
10.11 Association Liability Insurance Coverage 89
10.12 Liability Insurance and Fidelity Bonding for Officers and Directors 90
10.13 Workers' Compensation Insurance 91
11 Amending the Documents and Adopting the Rules 92
11.1 Amending the Homeowners Association Documents 92
11.2 Proposing Amendments to the Documents 93
11.3 Adopting and Recording Document Amendments 93
11.4 Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation 94
11.5 Modification to the Common Property and Common Expense Responsibilities of Owners 94
11.6 Authority and Scope of Rules 95
11.7 Adopting and Amending Rules 95
12 Enforcing the Documents and Preserving the Community Concept 97
12.1 Covenants 97
12.2 Covenants for Operation and Maintenance 98
12.3 Preserving the Residential Community Concept 98
12.4 Violation and Uniform Enforcement 99
12.5 Authority to Exercise Architectural Control 99
12.6 Age and Occupancy Restrictions 100
12.7 Fines and Penalties 101
12.8 Formal Judicial Action 102
13 Rights and Responsibilities of Individual Owners 103
13.1 General 103
13.2 Use of the Common Area 104
13.3 Guests and Tenants of a Parcel Owner 105
13.4 Membership and Voting Rights in the Association 105
13.5 Participation in Association Affairs 106
13.6 Access to Association Records 106
13.7 Financial Obligations 107
13.8 Sale and Transfer of the Parcel 108
14 Style and Format for Association Forms and Documents 109
14.1 Membership Meeting Forms
Form 14.1-1 Notice of Members' Meeting 111
Form 14.1-2 Proof of Notice Affidavit 112
Form 14.1-3 Agenda for Members' Meeting 113
Form 14.1-4 General Proxy 114
Form 14.1-5 Limited Proxy 115
Form 14.1-6 Voting Certificate 116
Form 14.1-7 Ballot for Board Election 117
14.2 Membership Meeting Sample Documents
Form 14.2-1 Pre-meeting Checklist 118
Form 14.2-2 Chairman's Meeting Guide 119
Form 14.2-3 Sample Motions 122
Form 14.2-4 Minutes of Membership Meeting 125
Form 14.2-5 Roster of Association Members 128
14.3 Board of Directors Meeting Forms
Form 14.3-1 Notice to Board Members 129
Form 14.3-2 Notice to Association Members 130
Form 14.3-3 Waiver of Notice by Directors 131
Form 14.3-4 Agenda of Board Meeting 132
14.4 Board of Directors Sample Documents
Form 14.4-1 Minutes of Board Meeting 133
Form 14.4-2 Written Action by Board Members 135
Form 14.4-3 Resolution of Procedure 136
Form 14.4-4 Policy Statement 137
14.5 Committee Resolutions and Reports
Form 14.5-1 Resolution Creating Committee 138
Form 14.5-2 Declaration Creating Committee 139
Form 14.5-3 Nominating Committee Report 140
Form 14.5-4 Committee Report 141
14.6 Budget and Finance Forms
Form 14.6-1 Budget 142
Form 14.6-2 Annual Financial Report 144
Form 14.6-3 Claim of Lien 146
Form 14.6-4 Satisfaction of Lien 147
Index 149
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  • Posted July 20, 2010

    Must-read for anyone involved in a Homeowner's Association!

    This book is good for both experienced and novice readers, providing a clear and well-organized plan for everyone involved in a Homeowner's Association. The book begins by defining homeowner's associations, then proceeds through the legal documents that are most commonly used. As a bonus, there are a number of sample forms provided that should help to further simplify the various processes involved. I highly recommend this book.

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