Boards are tasked with duties and responsibilities that ensure the success of the community. When dealing with bullies, carrying out these responsibilities and achieving their goals becomes exceptionally difficult. In order to not let this behavior derail the productivity of the Board, the Board of Directors need to be aware of how best to deal with bullies.
Learn how to address resident or board bullies, here.
In community association settings, especially at open meetings of the board or when responding to emails, we must be careful what is said.
Comments or statements made by board members or the community association manager may not only be used against the individual making the remarks, but also against the association.
Recent Illinois case law reminds us of the potential liability to a community association when too much is said in an open board meeting.
Learn more here.
A recent survey by the Community Associations Institute’s Foundation for Community Research reported that 91% of community association managers and HOA board members saw unexpected increases in operating expenses due to inflation.
When asked how community association managers and HOA board members plan to address unexpected operating expenses, 73% of respondents reported that they plan to raise HOA assessments, 41% plan to reduce expenses, and 15% plan to lower their reserve funding contributions.
Condo and homeowners associations that are feeling the pinch due to inflation may consider resorting to AI searches, such as ChatGPT for legal advice, instead of the HOA attorney.
But, is Chat GPT qualified to provide legal advice to a Condo or HOA? Find out here.
Property owners all over Chicago are seeing increases in their property tax bills. Your property assessment determines your tax bill. When a tax appeal is done, you are actually appealing your property's assessed valuation, not the tax directly.
All owners should consider appealing this assessment to lower property taxes, but if you live in a condo, townhouse or homeowner association, you should consider filing your tax appeal as a group.
Below are 5 of the most commonly asked questions about group appeals and the property tax appeal process.
1. What is a group appeal?
2. Why would/should you appeal as a group?
3. Will an appeal lower tax bills?
4. How do appeals work?
5. Does the association need to hire an attorney?
For answers to these questions, click here.