Category: Associations

Association Record Keeping Tips

Whether you’re providing homeowners with access to the homeowner association’s governing documents, trying to manage a construction project for the association, or meeting the association’s discovery obligations in a lawsuit, good record keeping is essential to the proper governance of a Minnesota homeowners’ association. Many associations do not have good recording keeping policies and practices in place. One of

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2017 Amendments to the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA)

Recent amendments to MCIOA have added additional layers of complexity to managing an association’s common elements and, in particular, to bringing construction defect claims arising out of the original construction. Associations new and old should take note of the new requirements and how it will affect them. Amendment’s Effect on Construction Defect Claims for Associations

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Tips on Collecting Unpaid Association Assessments

For many associations, assessments cover the cost of maintenance, landscaping, water, snow removal, and other important expenses. Timely payments of assessment dues are a significant part of maintaining a successful homeowners’ association. The following are collection tips for associations who have members currently past due on their monthly assessments. 1. Check the Payment Ledgers. Whether

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Buyer Beware? Know your Disclosure Rights

As any person who has purchased a home understands, the home buying process involves a good deal of paperwork. Included in that pile is the seller’s property disclosure statement. The property disclosure statement is instrumental in the purchase of a home and is expected to be a full record of pertinent information known to the

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Association Living

Many neighborhoods have nice amenities and aesthetics – like the gate and monument that welcome homeowners and visitors to the community, or the community pool that provides respite on hot summer days, or the scenic walking and jogging trails. Most of the time, these amenities are provided because the neighborhood is part of a homeowners’

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