Lindsey Wrubel

Can We Fine for That? Make Sure the Board Follows Protocol and the Law

An important reminder for Boards and Property Managers: Can you impose fines for failure to follow the Declaration/Bylaws and Rules?  YES!  Can we just put a fine on the account once we notice a violation and leave it at that?  NO!   In Ohio, for condominium and homeowners associations, before imposing a fine or enforcement […]

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Spring Clean-Up: Not Only for Looks, but for Liability!

That time of year again is quickly approaching—landscapers will be completing the Spring Clean-Up soon, generally during late March and early April.  While we are lucky to have had a relatively mild Winter, it is important that all Association-responsibility landscaped areas are probably put to rights in the coming months. Snowplow Damage Ensure that any

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Corporate Transparency Act

What is the Corporate Transparency Act? Effective on January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act will govern corporations, and in summary, was enacted to prevent and detect financial crimes. The unintended consequence is that all corporations, unless specifically exempt (regardless of not-for-profit status) are required to report Beneficial Ownership Information.  This means that condominium and

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It’s Almost Budget Season! Five Tips for a Implementing Budget

For most associations that run a fiscal year from January 1 to December 31, Fall is generally the time that the Board and management team will work together to compile the budget for the following year.   While the exact timing of the final budget is dictated by the Association’s Declaration and Bylaws/Code of Regulations,

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HOA Legal Software: Exciting Changes With the EQUES HOA Team!

Technology is great until sometimes it isn’t! Our HOA legal team has worked with three different legal case management software systems, and none worked well for the Condominium and HOA practice. Those case management software systems do not cater well to multiple open files for a single community association, and the billing and interface are

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