Our clients ask many of the same questions; here are some of them:
Most community associations have Bylaws that provide details about what each Board member/directors' responsibilities are (President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Members at large). Also, check your state laws about community association directors' responsibilities.
Responsible land developers create a legal entity affiliated with the properties in the development (an HOA/homeowners' association/non-profit corporation) to achieve goals that include home sales, guaranteed maintenance of common areas, regulation enforcement and steady property values. These topics can be elaborated on in more detail and are important factors in ensuring a thriving community.
Check your community Bylaws that include details about timing, ballot requirements, notice requirements and more that will ensure a proper election. You should always check your state laws about community association elections.
These documents are known as governing documents which dictate rules and requirements of planned communities.
CC&Rs are Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, also known as a Master Declaration of CC&Rs, or a Declaration.
Bylaws are details about meetings and Board of Directors functions.
If you purchased your home and used a Title Company, the assessment due for your property was most likely collected at closing.
For future assessment payments after closing of the property, it is each property owners' responsibility to make timely payment of association assessments.
Community associations can be tricky. Let us be the glue that holds together your Board of Directors and all the tasks you are responsible for.