Many condo and community associations are starting to receive frequent requests from residents to keep dogs and other “assistance animals” in communities that do not allow pets.
Within associations that do allow pets, requests may be for dogs that are larger than the maximum weight limit and/or are for a prohibited breed.
Whether your association’s restrictions are based on provisions in the declaration, or are included in the rules adopted by the board, those restrictions may not apply if a proper request for an assistance animal is made.
While understanding and navigating this area of the law may seem complex, you can check out this article to learn what steps to take the next time you receive one of these requests.
You likely expected to receive your 2021 second installment tax bill by now since they are typically mailed in July, but don't worry - you didn't miss it. They are still not out yet due to a very delayed appeal season.
While no official statements have been made, its possible tax bills will still be sent out before the end of the year. To receive your tax bill as soon as it’s available, you can enroll in electronic billing through the Treasurer’s office.
Board members and property managers prepare budgets to cover operational costs such as landscaping and snow removal services, routine maitenance, repairs, and replacements.
However, even the best budget preperatioin can be affected by unforseen factors. These may include supply chain issues, lack of vendor availability, increased contractor rates, rising materials costs, market flucturations, inflation, and/or recession.
Learn more about how inflation can impact your community, here.
While most board members find way to work together and settle arguments in a civilized fashion, you may come across the occasional board member bully.
Association board bullies can wreak havoc for boards, staff, and residents.
If you're dealing with a board member bully, check out these tips to learn how to handle them.