HOA Issue #10: Homeowners testify in opposition to UCIOA bill in Washington State

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities What can be done about dysfunctional association-governed, common interest communities? A volunteer legal committee of the Washington Bar Association has been working to answer that question for more than a decade. They’ve arranged numerous meetings with stakeholders such as developers, home builders, and lenders to hammer out fundamental policy disagreements. But, until now, state Legislators have not heard from actual consumers — homeowners and residents of condominium, cooperative, and Continue ReadingHOA Issue #10: Homeowners testify in opposition to UCIOA bill in Washington State

HOA, condo, co-op Legislative highlights (Feb 2018, AZ, IN, KS, WA)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Arizona HB2540 (AZ) A few weeks ago, State Rep. Kelly Townsend proposed regulation of radar gun usage in Arizona HOAs. The bill proposed that the radar gun be calibrated, and that no fines be issued unless the driver’s speed was at least ten miles over the posted speed limit. IAC Commentary on the policy of HOA authority to monitor and enforce moving traffic violations: Your HOA: part corporation, Continue ReadingHOA, condo, co-op Legislative highlights (Feb 2018, AZ, IN, KS, WA)

Homeowners testify in opposition to UCIOA bill in Washington State

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities What can be done about dysfunctional association-governed, common interest communities? A volunteer legal committee of the Washington Bar Association has been working to answer that question for more than a decade. They’ve arranged numerous meetings with stakeholders such as developers, home builders, and lenders to hammer out fundamental policy disagreements. But, until now, state Legislators have not heard from actual consumers — homeowners and residents of condominium, cooperative, and Continue ReadingHomeowners testify in opposition to UCIOA bill in Washington State