Here are Details on Board Training

Our Back-to-School presentation of the Community Association Institute’s Board Leadership Development Workshop is less than two weeks away!

Here are the details:
The course will be at the Salt Lake City Marriott at 220 South State Street, and will begin at 9 a.m.. We’ll seek to conclude the class by 3 p.m.

We’ll serve a continental breakfast and lunch, so come ready to eat and learn!

Registration is though the Utah CAI web page, located here. Registration costs $31 to cover the cost of the valuable course materials, but this gracious Utah Condominium and HOA law firm is offering scholarships to cover the entire cost of the course.

If you have questions regarding the course, give this Utah condominium lawyer or this Utah HOA lawyer a call, at 801.519.2555.


Rules and Regulations Video — Part 3

Now that you’ve got those great new rules for your association, how are you going to enforce them?  Here, in Part 3 of the 4 part series, I talk about the first steps of the enforcement process.

Miss the other parts?  Here’s a link to Part 1, on the distinction between regulations and rules, and here’s a link to Part 2, on an association’s successful adoption of a pet policy.

Rules and Regulations Video — Part 2

In this installment of the Rules and Regulations presentation, I discuss an association’s successful adoption of a pet policy.

This is the second installment of a four-part series on Rule Making and Enforcement. Here’s a link to thefirst installment, on the distinctions between regulations and rules.

DISCLAIMER:  In the interests of poetic license, preservation of confidentiality and due to a failing memory, certain aspects of the story have been changed.

What Generation are Your State’s Common Interest Laws?

In connection with the final preparation for my NBI/Westlaw seminar today, I inquired as to the residences of the attendees.  The list’s not complete, but it looks like there will be about 100 participants from all around the country.  So it’s going to be impossible to try to focus on local laws.

I did find, however, a listing in Powell on Real Property which attempts to categorize states based upon the “generation” of their community association standards.  The Uniform Common Ownership Interest Act, (“UCIOA”) is considered the latest (Third Generation); as of the latest update, it has been adopted in Connecticut and Vermont (1994 version) and in Alaska, Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada and West Virginia.

“Second Generation” states, with  the Uniform Condominium Act, include Alabama, Arizona, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and Washington. The District of Columbia, Louisiana, Michigan and Wisconsin, according to Powell, have enacted fragmented portions of the uniform condominium act.

Several states, including most notably California, Nevada and Florida have highly unique statutes which are regularly amended.

The most valuable aspect of this information  (to the extent it is current) is that it may lead you to other states with statutes similar to your own; that’s helpful when conducting your legal research.

Amending CC & Rs and Bylaws — National and Local Presentations

The National Business Institute has asked me to present a national teleconference on the subject of amending community association (HOAs, Homeowner Associations, Home Owner Associations, condominiums, PUDs, Planned Unit Developments — whatever you want to call them) governing documents.

The course will be held on May 17, 2010; I’m going to be looking into whether NBI will let me have a few guests in our training center, so that I’m not talking into a telephone.  I’m also looking into the possibility of a video recording for future access.

Meanwhile, over the next several days I will be working on the course materials, so if there are any sample materials that you want me to include, let me know and I’ll try to include some.