Member Meetings

Dealing With HOA Member Apathy When Action, Approval or Consents Are Needed

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Dealing With HOA Member Apathy When Action, Approval or Consents Are Needed Member apathy with respect to the activities and affairs of community associations is a common problem in the operation of homeowners associations. A lack of involvement or participation by homeowners often makes it impractical or impossible to secure ...
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HOA Elections Should be Properly Supervised by an “Inspector of Elections”

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HOA Elections Should be Properly Supervised by an "Inspector of Elections" The proper procedures for electing the directors of a homeowners association are frequently misunderstood and disregarded. Understandably, this can lead to disputes concerning the results of the election and costly litigation that could have been avoided. One area that ...
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HOA Member Meetings

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HOA Member Meetings Every owner of a separate interest within a common interest development becomes a member of the homeowners association that governs the common interest development upon the acquisition of their ownership interest. The laws of the state where the homeowners association is located and the association’s governing documents ...
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HOAs Should Conduct Annual Membership Meetings For the Election of New Directors

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HOAs Should Conduct Annual Membership Meetings For the Election of New Directors State statutes and an association’s governing documents contain requirements relative to the conducting of annual membership meetings. Typically, associations are required to conduct a general membership meeting every year for the primary purpose of electing new directors. The ...
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Making the Most Out of the Open Forum Portion of Board Meetings

Making the Most Out of the Open Forum Portion of Board Meetings State laws and association governing documents commonly require that a portion of time at board meetings that are open to the association members be devoted to an “open forum” where the members may be heard on various topics ...
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Membership Voting by Proxy

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Membership Voting by Proxy Unless membership approval or consent is solicited by a written ballot or by the unanimous written consent of all members of the association, the members of a homeowners association may take valid action only at a duly held or called meeting at which a quorum is ...
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N.Y. Ct. Says Plaintiffs in Derivative Action Against HOA Must Represent At Least 5% of the Members

N.Y. Ct. Says Plaintiffs in Derivative Action Against HOA Must Represent At Least 5% of the Members Homeowners that initially represented 5% or more of the members of a homeowners association, commenced a derivative action against the association. Subsequent to filing the action, certain of the plaintiff homeowners ceased membership ...
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Reporting Results of an Election

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To properly conduct elections, many states have statutes and/or homeowners associations have provisions in their governing documents that require the appointment of one or more inspectors of election to receive and count the election ballots. In most associations, the appointments are made by the board of directors, but they can ...
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Rules of Parliamentary Procedure for HOA Membership Meetings

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Rules of Parliamentary Procedure for HOA Membership Meetings Parliamentary procedure is a term that describes the body of rules, ethics, and customs governing group meetings. The term is derived from the common law originating primarily in the practices of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom ...
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Understanding the Concept of a “Quorum” in Connection With Voting

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Understanding the Concept of a "Quorum" in Connection With Voting When it comes to voting in connection with homeowners association business, the term “quorum” is often used and frequently misunderstood. By definition, a “quorum” is the minimum number of the members of a body that uses parliamentary procedure that is ...
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