Tag Archive: board of directors

Fixing Improper Board Decisions

It’s important to make sure your association’s board of directors makes decisions following proper procedure. But what do you do if your board doesn’t?  There are several ways to validate board decisions after the fact. The way to fix an improper board action depends on what kind of mistake was made. Here are some possibilities….

When Board Members Go Rogue

Sometimes, board members don’t follow the rules. A board member might speak out of turn at meetings or dominate the floor; might take actions without consulting other board members or in direct conflict with a board decision; or might even hide or steal association records or funds. Sometimes a board member puts his or her…

Board of Directors Resignation

Imagine this scenario: your association’s entire board of directors decides they are fed up with being board members, and all resign at the same time, leaving your association with no board at all. Or, imagine that, one by one, each board member resigned over time and was never replaced, so that when the last board…

Can Your Board Vote via E-mail?

Our clients often ask us if it is permissible for boards to vote on association business via e-mail.  We have even heard of association boards that do not meet in person at all, but conduct all business via e-mail.  Although doing business this way may seem harmless, it may actually be a breach of a…

Standard of Care for Boards

Owners and Board members are often confused about what standard of care the law imposes on Board members, and with good reason.  The Condominium Act (the “New Act”) imposes one standard of care upon Board members, but that standard of care also applies to board members for “Old Act” condos (those formed under the Horizontal…

Can Community Associations Regulate Smoking?

Our clients often ask us about what authority, if any, they have to regulate or even prohibit smoking – in common areas, limited common areas, or even inside individual units.  Generally speaking, associations have the authority to regulate or prohibit smoking in the common areas as well as limited common areas like decks.  The best…

Condominium and Homeowner Association Boards: the Very Basics

Condominium and Homeowner Associations are governed by boards of directors, who generally have the power to make all decisions and take all actions on behalf of their associations.  Much like a small government, the Board is elected by the members of the community.  Beyond election of the board members, individual members of the community are…

Tag Archive: board of directors

Fixing Improper Board Decisions

It’s important to make sure your association’s board of directors makes decisions following proper procedure. But what do you do if your board doesn’t?  There are several ways to validate board decisions after the fact. The way to fix an improper board action depends on what kind of mistake was made. Here are some possibilities….

When Board Members Go Rogue

Sometimes, board members don’t follow the rules. A board member might speak out of turn at meetings or dominate the floor; might take actions without consulting other board members or in direct conflict with a board decision; or might even hide or steal association records or funds. Sometimes a board member puts his or her…

Board of Directors Resignation

Imagine this scenario: your association’s entire board of directors decides they are fed up with being board members, and all resign at the same time, leaving your association with no board at all. Or, imagine that, one by one, each board member resigned over time and was never replaced, so that when the last board…

Can Your Board Vote via E-mail?

Our clients often ask us if it is permissible for boards to vote on association business via e-mail.  We have even heard of association boards that do not meet in person at all, but conduct all business via e-mail.  Although doing business this way may seem harmless, it may actually be a breach of a…

Standard of Care for Boards

Owners and Board members are often confused about what standard of care the law imposes on Board members, and with good reason.  The Condominium Act (the “New Act”) imposes one standard of care upon Board members, but that standard of care also applies to board members for “Old Act” condos (those formed under the Horizontal…

Can Community Associations Regulate Smoking?

Our clients often ask us about what authority, if any, they have to regulate or even prohibit smoking – in common areas, limited common areas, or even inside individual units.  Generally speaking, associations have the authority to regulate or prohibit smoking in the common areas as well as limited common areas like decks.  The best…

Condominium and Homeowner Association Boards: the Very Basics

Condominium and Homeowner Associations are governed by boards of directors, who generally have the power to make all decisions and take all actions on behalf of their associations.  Much like a small government, the Board is elected by the members of the community.  Beyond election of the board members, individual members of the community are…