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Pitfalls of Permits, Licenses & Variances

Most every community association possesses discretion to grant a permit, license or variance for specified conduct of its members. For example, a homeowner association that has a 30-foot height limitation for structures on lots conceivably could grant a variance to an owner who wanted to build a 21 foot home due to extraordinary topography conditions. Or perhaps a condominium association could grant a permit for a disabled owner to use an elevator ordinarily restricted to commercial use. There is a limitless set of examples where permits, licenses or variances may be acceptable in the community association context. read more

Governing Documents and Respecting the Order of Authority

What is the highest rank? read more

Association Rules-More Is Not Always Better

Recommendations for cohesive, successful rules. read more

If it's Broke, Someone's Gotta Fix It

Who is responsible for repairs? read more

FHA Certification: Why Do We Need It?

Exploring FHA insured loans. read more

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