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Spring showers bring May flowers, and home repair scammers

As the weather warms, many homeowners will be pulling out their “spring cleaning” checklists and identifying things around their home that need to be repaired or remodeled. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of unscrupulous and unlicensed contractors eager to take on these projects who are willing to do anything they can to get the job.

HOA board members should take care in communications

Every day we communicate, be it our telephone conversations, our emails and our letters. As community managers and homeowners association board members, we communicate when we send governing documents, budgets and financial reports to our residents.

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HOA violations and fines must follow state law

I thought it would be worthwhile to have an article on homeowners associations’ violations and fines so that our boards’ enforcement process and procedures follow state laws.

Community has dog poop problem

The dog has two spots in our yard where he relieves himself. When he pees, our grass turns yellow and dies. We have had to replace with new sod about three times. We have not been able to catch the culprit.

Homeowner annoyed by neighbors’ smoke alarms

Unfortunately, there is not too much an association can do, other than send the homeowner a letter to not only inform them of the problem but also to ask for contact information for any future issues.

HOA rejects request for satellite antenna

As for condominium associations, owners can install an antenna on balcony or patio if the patio or balcony is a limited common element, restricted for the owner’s exclusive use. Again, installation rules would be permissible and may require that the owner cover the antenna as long as such a requirement does not impair an owner’s ability to receive a signal or unreasonably delay or increase the cost of installation, maintenance or use.

Multifamily developer building green

A multifamily developer is raising a project with energy-efficiency in mind and bringing in 21st century technology.

FHA approval provides many advantanges

To obtain FHA approval does require some paperwork. The board would have to place this issue on an agenda and approve it, instructing the management company to pursue the action item.

GLVAR sponsors 20th annual toy drive

As he wraps up his year as president of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, longtime local Realtor Chris Bishop said one of his greatest sources of pride is how GLVAR members continue to contribute to good causes.

Makes sense HOA should follow dog breed laws

Please note, that for some associations the prohibition of certain dogs, such as pit bulls, are found in their covenants, conditions and restrictions, which would require a vote of the membership to amend this section of their governing documents.

Homeowner fights HOA over RV parking

The association should consider a revision in its rules, assuming the current regulation is not in the covenants, conditions and restrictions, which would allow a homeowner reasonable time to load and unload an RV. For many associations, their regulations allow 24 hours.

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