[Read more…] about Our community is split into three distinct communities, with a master homeowner association in control of the clubhouse, pool, and sports courts. One of the three communities voted approval to amend the offering plan and bylaws to take fiduciary duties from the board of directors, and manage their property by themselves. The above facilities (clubhouse, pool, courts) sit on land within that independent community. Why do homeowners who voted to manage their own community have to fund operations of a facility on their property used by the other two communities with no compensation? Our water is used to irrigate the lawn, our roads are used to gain entry to the clubhouse and our lots are used by guests to park in.
[Read more…] about The previous board did not create a reserve for roof repairs and we know we have to apply a $5000 or so assessment. Unfortunately, the assessment will destroy the community politically. We are the first board in a long time doing the right thing. As a board we are debating whether or not we underfund the project, for the long-term health of the association. How does fiduciary duty stand up against taking action the board knows will drive the community apart?
[Read more…] about I am on the board of directors in my condo community. Some people bought electric cars, which is great. But they run their power cord across the sidewalk to their parked car. We are concerned about snow plows, residents tripping and so on. Do we have the right to make them install a charging station in their parking spot?
[Read more…] about I am a manager. Increasingly myself and staff are asked to engage in unethical behavior (not illegal). I am currently in a position where I must report all communications with certain residents to the president before responding. Sometimes I am not allowed to respond (to even basic requests). I would be fired in the heartbeat if I do not tow the line. Do I have any recourse?
Walls are vitally important to the safety of just about any building imaginable, but they’re particularly integral to ensuring the longevity of households and residences. We sat down with Steven Lang of The Falcon Group in Bridgewater, NJ to discuss some of the key characteristics of sound, safe walls, how to ensure your buildings are up to code, and the importance of snuffing out potential hazards before they create long-lasting safety issues.
[Read more…] about We’ve been told that funds collected for special assessments can be used only for the specific purpose for which they were passed and approved, and that we need to give written notice of the specific purpose to all members and then can use the money only for that purpose. Can the board change the purpose of the special assessment and add it as a part of an increased fee? Are there any special accounting requirements?
[Read more…] about My wife and I are planning to buy a home in a 55 and over HOA with single family homes. I’m just 55 now, and my wife is a few years younger. We have one child who is only 25 who lives independently in another state. We’re a little concerned, should something happen to my wife and I, would our son still be able to inherit the property? In order to purchase in the community, at least one owner needs to be least 55 or older.
Hampton Inn Saratoga Springs
25 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866