Complaint: Reallocation of Common Elements

Allegation: In violation of Chapter 4.2 (55-79.56) of Title 55 of the Code of Virginia, Reallocation of interests in common elements, the Association has allowed several unit owners to commandeer adjacent grounds for personal use. Neither an owner nor the Board has the authority to reallocate common area unless 100% of the members agree to…

Complaint: Distribution of Information By Members

In violation of Chapter 4.2 (55-79.75:1) of Title 55 of the Code of Virginia, Distribution of information by members, the Heatherlea Association has failed to establish a reasonable, effective and free method, appropriate to the size and nature of the condominium, for unit owners to communicate among themselves and with the Board regarding any matter…

An Open Letter to Heatherlea Board Treasurer

This is an open letter because the Heatherlea Board Treasurer, Tracy does not want to discuss Association business with her neighbors. Initially, she did not even disclose that she was serving on the Board. Then when she did disclose, she stated clearly that she did not want to discuss Association business. Dear Tracy, I am…

Heatherlea’s New Lawn Care Contract and Pesticide Use Survey

ValleyCrest, Heatherlea’s new landscaping provider, contract and Pesticide Use Survey: ValleyCrest Contract Pest Survey~January 10 2014 ANON Heatherlea Residents: The survey begins on page 13. The information in the Pesticide Use Survey is especially important to those with compromised immune systems, children, and the elderly and if you or your pets experience reactions to pesticide…

What HOA fiduciary Means

“…No single word encompasses what a Board Member is, or what a Board Member should be, more than the word “fiduciary”… “I reviewed many sources to try and find a good definition of the word, and while all the definitions had the same general idea, the most relevant in regards to HOAs was in the…

Qualifying Your HOA Reserve Study Provider

A reserve study is one of the most indispensable planning tools an HOA can have. And like a roof, getting the best bang for your buck is the way to go. The best reserve studies are put together by trained industry professionals. But unlike roofing companies, there are only a handful of qualified reserve study…

The Right and Wrong of It

The right CAM [Community Association Manager] will meet your expectations and work well with the association.  The wrong CAM will partner with the lawyer to increase billable hours for both of them by fueling disputes. The right lawyer will answer the board’s questions and encourage the resolution of disputes early.  The wrong lawyer will lead…