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Will Sleeth Speaks at James City County Neighborhood Leaders Forum

LeClairRyan attorney Will Sleeth recently spoke at the James City County Neighborhood Leaders Forum on community association law issues. Will was invited to speak on a panel, along with several other attorneys (including the Virginia Common Interest Community Ombudsman, Heather Gillespie, and Deputy James City County Attorney Adam Kinsman), to discuss an array of recent developments in community association law.

The James City County Neighborhood Leaders Forum meetings take place every few months, and consist of various educational presentations and dialogue sessions hosted by the County Administrator, geared towards members and directors of homeowners associations in James City County. For more information on the James City County Neighborhood Leaders Forum, please click here.

 

How To Get Involved With Your Community Association

The biggest way to have an impact on your community association is to obtain a seat on the board of directors (the "Board"). However, if your association is still under developer control (and the developer appoints the directors) this might not be possible. In addition, a position on the Board is a serious commitment and creates a fiduciary duty of the director to act in the best interest of the association. Serving on a Board often entails a substantial commitment of time and effort for the betterment of your association. As mentioned in our blog post dated October 31, 2012 by my colleague Liz White, the responsibility and time commitment associated with being on an association Board can be daunting to many people, and the time commitment could dissuade many people from running for such a position.

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Collections Options Regarding Owners Who Fail To Pay Their Assessments

How should a homeowners association or a condominium association deal with an owner who fails to pay his dues or assessments? There are three main remedies that associations have under Virginia law: (1) file a lawsuit against the owner, (2) file a memorandum of lien against the owner’s lot or unit, and (3) suspend an owner’s privilege to use certain portions of the common area or common element (we’ll address this third remedy in a future post).

Filing a Lawsuit

Associations have a right to file a lawsuit against delinquent owners, seeking a judgment for the delinquent amount. Many associations’ governing documents will also provide that the association is entitled to recover its court costs and attorneys’ fees too. In practice, some courts are occasionally reluctant to award associations the full amount of attorneys’ fees incurred in attempting to collect delinquent assessments, so the association may only be able to recover a certain dollar figure, or a certain percentage of the delinquent amount. While each court (and judge within that court) is different, it’s been our experience that in most situations, associations are usually able to recover most of the attorneys fees incurred in attempting to collect delinquent assessments.

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Remember Who the Client Is When Meeting with an Attorney

 

When consulting with an attorney on behalf of a legal entity, such as a homeowners association or condominium unit owners association, or a developer that is a limited liability company or corporation, it is easy to lose track of who is being represented by the attorney. The attorney’s engagement letter should clearly state who the client is and, even better, will also state related parties whom the attorney will not be representing. Representation of an entity does not typically include representation of managers, individual officers, members, or shareholders of such entity unless such relationship is expressly or implicitly established.

If you are an officer, member, manager, director, or shareholder of a Declarant or Association, remember that, in your consultations with the attorney for such entity, you are acting as an agent of such entity, which is the client. Remembering that you personally are not the client will help you to avoid divulging confidences that are personal to you and that you may not want the others in the organization to know. In order to represent her Association or Declarant client diligently, the entity’s attorney may not be able to ethically keep your confidences from the client.

Should This HOA Board Member Resign?

This week's tip addresses a foreclosure–related question from a www.HOAleader.com reader:

Q:  "We live in a small townhouse community of 17 units. The vice president's townhouse has been in foreclosure for over a year. The association is named party to the foreclosure lawsuit. Association annual dues appear to be paid. The association has been reluctant to notify the homeowners of this foreclosure listed on county records. My question is whether the vice president is required to resign his post due to a statute or conflict of interest."

A:  "I haven't seen this precise question yet, and it's an interesting one," says Elizabeth White, a shareholder and head of the community associations practice at the law firm of LeClairRyan in Williamsburg, Va. "We had a similar situation in our local county, where public notice of foreclosures is required. One of the county supervisors had her home foreclosed. The local press got wind of it, and there was a big public debate about whether she should resign. The sad part was that she was a really good supervisor. At the time, I wondered what would happen if the same situation arose on one of our boards."

Click here for the entire article.

Can an HOA Board Go Into Executive Session to Dodge Controversy?

An HOAleader.com reader writes:

"I participate on a board of managers (BOM) for an HOA in New England. The complex consists of 12 buildings and 140 units. The BOM (for which I am one of five) are authoritative and condescending at times to unit owners. We are involved in litigation with an adjoining marina and have several collections and foreclosure challenges as well. We are attempting to hire a new management company as the previous company (for the past five years) has resigned after I exposed them for billing improprieties. There was also a conflict of interest as it was the son of one of our board members.

"The BOM brought back the previous management company who was fired for other infractions on a temporary basis until a new management company can be hired. The BOM organized a search committee, which also included one BOM to keep consistency with the board's wishes. The committee did an excellent job and selected one of the six candidates by an overwhelming margin. The BOM balked at the selection and is now going to meet in executive session to block out unit owners from the decision process.

"Although I know we have bigger problems than this, it's frustrating for people to volunteer, exceed at the task that was asked, only to be knocked down with a multitude of challenges to their decision. Any state law (in Massachusetts) that prohibits executive sessions for something that's not legally or financially (individual unit owner) sensitive?"

Here, our experts give our reader some insight.

Executive Session: States Vary

What's executive session? It's a process by which a board meets privately to discuss matters that shouldn't be revealed generally. Each state has different rules on the practice.

Some don't permit it. "In Florida, we don't have this executive session concept," says Jed L. Frankel, a partner at Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet PA in Hollywood, Fla., who advises community associations. "Everything is open unless there's an attorney–client privilege issue. Maybe there's litigation or there need to be confidential communications between the board and its counsel. That would be an exception where only board members and possibly the manager would be permitted to attend. Other than that, everything in Florida is going to be an open meeting."

Many other states, however, permit use of executive session in specific circumstances. "There are times when boards can and should go into executive session depending on state law and the governing documents," says Elizabeth White, a shareholder and head of the community associations practice at the law firm of LeClairRyan in Williamsburg, Va. "In Virginia, we have open meeting requirements, which compel boards to meet in the open. So members should have notice of the meeting and an opportunity to attend and observe. Then there's a list of exceptions, which say a board may go into executive session to discuss things like legal advice, pending litigation, contracts under negotiation, and anything required by law to be confidential."

Click here for the entire article.

What Happens When a HOA Owner Dies?

Our population is aging and studies now show that the nation-wide housing trend is for owners to "age in place."  This trend has a lot of consequences for community associations and the boards and managers who oversee their operations.  With more and more owners choosing to stay in their independent living homes (as opposed to moving into assisted living or continuing care facilities), many associations are now grappling with the consequences.  These consequences include, for example, taking steps to ensure compliance with Federal and state Fair Housing laws which require associations to accommodate persons with disabilities.  But what happens when an owner dies?  Are there steps that the association should take?  The national online magazine, HOAleader.com, addressed this sensitive issue in its article, "What Happens When a HOA Owner Dies?".  LeClairRyan's national Community Association law practice leader, Elizabeth White, notes in the article, "This is an area in which you want to tread lightly and respectfully." 

To read the article, click here.

How Intrusive Can You Be with HOA Owners?

With pool season quickly approaching for many parts of the United States, some boards are taking the opportunity to review the rules and regulations for their communities.  Rules like "no alcoholic beverages in the pool area" often present sensitive issues when it comes to enforcement.  Can or should your association conduct bag checks when residents enter the pool?  What about entering resident's units to conduct compliance checks?  LeClairRyan's Community Association practice leader, Elizabeth White, shared her thoughts and analysis on these issues and more in the article, "How Intrusive Can You Be with HOA Owners?", published in the national online news magazine HOAleader.com.

To read the article, click here.

Should Managers Attend--and Participate In--HOA Meetings?

 What role should managers play in HOA board meetings? Elizabeth White, LeClairRyan's Community Association Law team leader, shares her advice with the national online newsmagazine, HOAleader.com, in it's article, "Should Managers Attend - and Participate In - HOA Meetings?"

To read the article, click here.

What Should You Share about Pending HOA Litigation?

Have you struggled as a board with what, if anything, you should tell your members when your association is sued?  The online publication, HOAleader.com, asked leading community association attorneys across the nation the question: "What Should You Share About Pending HOA Litigation?" and published their answers. LeClairRyan shareholder attorney, Elizabeth White, who leads LecLairRyan's national community association industry team, shares her expertise in the article.

To read a copy of the article, click here.

Are You Signed Up For The Virginia Leadership Retreat?

The annual Virginia Leadership Retreat will take place this year from July 27 - July 29, 2012 at the Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. This annual event has become the premier state-wide gathering for the community association industry in Virginia. Once again, LeClairRyan's community association team will be well represented there. Like most years, we'll be blogging live from the event. Also, this year we'll be tweeting live! If you're not currently following Will Sleeth (the Editor of the Virginia Community Association Law Blog) on Twitter, you can follow him @Will_Sleeth. For more information about the Leadership Retreat, click here.

Community Association Attorney Liz White Published in Currents Magazine

Currents Magazine recently published an article by Liz White entitled "Best Practices Ensure the Best Outcome." The article contains a discussion of ways that community associations can run efficient elections and ensure that they comply with the legal requirements contained in their governing documents and in Virginia law.

To view a copy of the article, click here.

Avoiding the Perils and Pitfalls of the Fair Credit Reporting Act

On Thursday, February 16, 2012, LeClairRyan employment law attorney and Community Association Team member Brian Muse will present a one-hour webinar on the Fair Credit Report Act.

This webinar will provide practical advice to employers on what they need to know to conduct background checks and employee investigations without running afoul of the FCRA. It will address the types of notice that employers must provide prior to background checks and the required procedures for compliance. It will also offer practical advice to employers to avoid legal trouble in this constantly evolving area of the law.

For more information, and to register for this event, click here.

 

Are there Sociopaths in your Community?

Find out by attending Southeastern Virginia CAI's professional luncheon: Sociopaths and Community Associations: Proceed with Caution! on January 31st and February 7th.

LeClairRyan's national Community Associations Team leader, Liz White, along with Dana Shotts-Neff, president of Chesapeake Bay Management, will speak about the real life dangers and pitfalls of dealing with sociopaths in community associations and practical and legal approaches to dealing with them. To learn more, click here.

LeClairRyan Attorneys to Speak at 2012 Conference and Expo of the Washington Metro Chapter of CAI

LeClairRyan attorneys Doug Cuthbertson and Nicole Pszczolkowski were recently selected to give a presentation at the upcoming 2012 Conference and Expo of the Washington Metro Chapter of CAI. Their presentation, entitled "We've Been Sued! Now What?" will feature a discussion of practical tips for board members, community managers, and others on how to avoid litigation and what to do if they find themselves in litigation.

The 2012 Conference and Expo will take place on March 31, 2012, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information about the Conference, please click here.

Community Associations and Stormwater Detention Pond Maintenance ("BMP") Responsibilities

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Steve Blaine, a LeClairRyan attorney practicing out of the firm's Charlottesville office, and focusing his practice on land use, zoning, and community association law, has contributed the following post.

 BMPs: How to avoid an amenity from becoming a headache.

We frequently counsel clients, community associations, developers and builders, on various issues involving that ubiquitous ‘amenity’ known as the stormwater detention pond, or “BMP” (short for “Best Management Practices”). This article will briefly discuss how to avoid some of the more common pitfalls facing homeowners whose community’s common areas/elements include these useful, even if at times burdensome, features. At the end of the article is a “glossary of key terms” related to BMPs.

Why do we have BMPs anyway?

BMPs are used to improve the quality of water runoff from roads, parking lots, developed land, including residential neighborhoods, and to reduce peak stormwater runoff flow by providing temporary storage during larger storm events. If the BMP in your subdivision was constructed early in the development process, it was probably used to trap sediment from construction activities in the tributary drainage area, which also can be a very effective way to collect and remove pollutants. Hopefully, the BMP in your neighborhood happens to provide other benefits such as passive recreation and open space in addition to reducing peak runoff rates and improving water quality.

It is essential for those responsible for maintaining these BMPs to understand their important role and what to do to assure their continued proper function.
 

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HOA Meetings Via Webcast?

May your community association legally conduct meetings via webcast? Should it conduct meetings in that manner? What are some of the legal risks related to using emerging technology in the context of meetings? HOAleader recently interviewed LeClairRyan's Liz White on this topic. Check out the full article here.

LeClairRyan's Will Sleeth Published in "The Fee Simple" Regarding Developer Transition Issues

The Fee Simple law journal (the journal of the Virginia State Bar's Real Property Section) recently published an article by LeClairRyan's Will Sleeth related to developer transition issues. The article, titled "The Transition from Developer-Control of a Property Owners' Association and the 2002 Attorney General's Opinion," examined whether Virginia law imposes a time-limit on when a developer must transition control of the board of directors of a property owners' association to the owners, if there is not a specific provision requiring such in the association's governing documents. The article examines the current state of the law, with a special focus on a controversial opinion issued by the Virginia Attorney General in 2002. To read a copy of the article, click here.

What Duties Should An HOA Board Not Delegate to Its Manager?

What are some duties that HOA boards should ensure that they perform as opposed to delegating to their manager?  Liz White was recently interviewed by HOAleader.com on this topic. In the interview, Liz discusses 9 responsibilities that boards should ensure they perform. Check out the full article here.

Can a Dog Serve on Your HOA Board?

 

While many board members have likely been tempted at some point to utter under their breaths that a fellow director can at times be a "dog," reports of actual dogs being appointed as directors of community associations are few and far between.

So it raised a few eyebrows when the Washington Post reported the other week that a shaggy white dog named "Ms. Beatha Lee" was recently elected the president of the Hillbrook-Tall Oaks Civic Association in Annandale, Virginia. The Post reports that certain members, frustrated at the difficulty of having to continually recruit members to serve on the board, decided to offer the dog as a candidate.

While it does not appear that the Association is a property owners’ association or condominium association, as defined under Virginia law, certain smaller community associations may experience similar frustrations in attempting to recruit and retain board members.

Here’s our free legal advice for the day: don’t even think about trying to nominate a dog (or any pet for that matter) for a board position. There is a large list of reasons why it would be improper, not the least of which is that most association documents require directors to be members of the association, something animals can not be by virtue of the fact that they can’t own property. Furthermore, the law imposes upon directors duties of care and loyalty to the corporation. While dog lovers will universally agree that dogs are some of the most "loyal" creatures there are, the legal concept of "loyalty" is quite different from faithfully retrieving a frisbee or curling up on the couch.

 

Blogging Live from the Upcoming CAI Law Seminar

CAI will be hosting its annual Community Association Law Seminar on January 13 - 15 in Las Vegas. The LeClairRyan Community Association Team will once again have a strong showing at the conference. We will be blogging live from the seminar, so be sure to tune in to the blog for updates throughout the weekend.

For more information on the seminar, including registration information, click here.

How Should Your HOA Board Respond to an Accident?

How should your board respond to an accident? Who should you call first? Liz White was recently interviewed by HOAleader.com on this topic. In the interview, Liz explains how associations should always first contact their legal counsel. Check out the full article here.

Should HOAs Relax Their Rules to Increase Occupancy?

We recently received a question from a reader: how lax should homeowners associations be these days in their rules when it comes to helping homeowners sell units or keep them occupied with renters?

Answer: homeowners associations have to be very careful here. On the one hand, it’s in everybody's best interest to ensure that homes are occupied and that what was once a "field of dreams" doesn't become a field of "For Sale/Rent" signs.

Depending on the circumstances, associations may want to seriously consider relaxing some of their rules/covenants. For example, a very restrictive pet rule which limits the number of pets to one or to a particular size, may limit the number of eligible buyers/renters at a time when qualified buyers/renters are few and far between to begin with.

Similarly, many associations are living to regret the adoption of rental restrictions which in many cases were adopted under a much different economic climate and which were intended to limit the number or percentage of homes which could be non-owner occupied.

On the other hand, the enforcement of rules and covenants may be what is keeping property values up in spite of the economic crisis. Many people move into covenant-restricted neighborhoods because they like the appearance of these neighborhoods. An attempt at relaxing the aesthetic and other standards might backfire on the board of directors.

It should be noted that boards should not just ignore their rules and covenants even if they determine that they are in need of change. In most states, and under most declarations (i.e., the legal, contractual document that contains the covenants and which runs with the title to every lot), the board may have the authority to change certain rules by board vote followed by publication, but the board typically must put changes to the covenants in the declaration to a vote of the members. In some cases, a vote, or at least a survey, of the members may be preferable notwithstanding the board's authority, if any, to unilaterally amend the rule or covenant.

Lastly, the new regulations in effect for federal mortgage agencies (such as FHA and VA) are making it harder to get loans in condominiums by imposing additional requirements on owner occupancy and other matters typically overseen by the associations. Any condominium board seeking to relax its covenants should first consult with an experienced Community Association attorney.

LeClairRyan's Liz White Quoted in National Media Article on Board Meetings

LeClairRyan's Liz White was recently featured in an article on Board Meetings that was featured by several national media outlets, including Forbes magazine, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Baltimore Business Journal, the Business Journal of Phoenix, and the Cincinnati Business Courier. Locally, the article was featured by NBC12. To view the article, in which Liz discusses tips for an effective board meeting (and in which she shares some humorous tidbits about board meetings gone awry), click here.

Missed the Fair Housing Act Webinar? View it Now.

Did you happen to miss last month's Fair Housing Act webinar put on by LeClairRyan's Liz White and Brian Muse? No problem -- the webinar is available for viewing at your convenience. Just click here to be linked to the blog's "Webinars" section to find links to this webinar as well as all of the team's other webinars.

Upcoming Webinar on the Fair Housing Act

On Wednesday, May 19th, LeClairRyan's Community Association Industry Team will be hosting a free webinar entitled "The Fair Housing Act: Keeping your Community Association in Compliance and Out of Court.”

On Wednesday the 19th from noon to 1 P.M. EST, attorneys Liz White and Brian Muse will provide an overview of the Fair Housing Act and how it applies to Community Associations, and offer practical advice for how Associations can avoid fines, penalties, and lawsuits.

If you haven't already registered for this free event, click here to register now.

The Property Owners' Association Act and the Condo Act: Be Aware of Subtle Differences

If you serve on the board of directors of a property owners’ association or a condominium association, or are a property manager, you need to ensure that you are looking at the correct law – the Property Owners’ Association Act, or the Condominium Act, respectively. Although both acts contain many similar provisions that bear on issues common to both types of associations, on some key issues the provisions of the acts differ, and pose a potential stumbling block to the unwary.

The potential for confusion is especially pronounced among directors in a certain type of association who frequently discuss community association issues with friends who serve as directors of a different type of association (e.g., a director of a property owners’ association discussing issues with a director of a condominium association), as well as property managers who may manage several associations, a few of which may be property owners’ associations, and a few of which may be condominium associations.

For example, § 55.510(F) of the Property Owners’ Association Act provides that a property owners’ association’s “bylaws shall specify an officer or his agent who shall, at least 14 days in advance of any annual or regularly scheduled meeting [of the members]… send to each member notice of the time, place, and purposes of such meeting.”

§ 55.79-75(A) of the Condominium Act, on the other hand, provides that a condominium association’s “bylaws shall specify an officer or his agent who shall, at least 21 days in advance of any annual or regularly scheduled meeting [of the members]… send to each unit owner notice of the time, place, and purposes of such meeting.”

The two acts differ in their provisions relating to a variety of other issues as well, such as proxies (§ 55-79.77 of the Condominium Act contains detailed provisions concerning proxies that are not found in the Property Owners’ Association Act).

The lesson is that board members and property managers need to pay close attention to the provisions of the specific applicable act, and can not just assume that the provisions of one act apply to the other form of association. When in doubt, always make the safe choice of spending a few minutes to review the provisions of the applicable act. And if you’re ever confused by or unsure of the applicability of a certain provision, don’t hesitate to contact your legal counsel for clarification.

Welcome!

By way of introduction, I am the team leader for LeClairRyan's national Community Association Industry Team. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Virginia Community Association Law Blog hosted by our team.

Our clients and colleagues in this industry - whether they be developers, property managers, board members, attorneys or lenders - have repeatedly told us that they and/or their respective clients and customers have a strong, recurring need for free, up-to-date, and easily accessible information on community association law. This blog will serve as one of several resources provided by our team for such information.

Our team attorneys and guest bloggers will regularly update the blog with new posts on a wide range of relevant and timely topics. Our firm's library of webinars on community association law can be accessed by clicking on the "Webinars" tab. Our Community Association Industry Team frequently hosts live seminars and our team members speak at national and local events throughout the year, and we will be posting information about upcoming events and seminars on the blog so please stay tuned and check our blog regularly.

If you have any questions about our firm's Community Association law practice, or have any general suggestions about how we can improve the blog, I encourage you to contact me. Enjoy.

 

Welcome to the Blog!

Welcome to the Virginia Community Association Legal Blog! LeClairRyan’s Community Association Team is excited to launch this resource that we hope will prove to be valuable to board members of community associations, property managers, developers, lenders, and local governing bodies. We’ll be constantly updating the blog with posts that will discuss topics of interest to our readers. Our bloggers will be discussing topics related to the governance, management, and creation of associations, as well as providing updates on all of the latest cutting-edge developments in the world of community association law.

I’d encourage you to read the “About Us” section to become more familiar with our team’s experience, and to check out the “Blogger Bios” section for each team member’s biography. Also, feel free to click on the “Webinars” tab to be linked to the database of our team’s webinars on a wide variety of topics.

Thank you for visiting our blog, and we hope that you’ll continue to check back in with us as constantly update it. We hope to be your “go to” source for information and resources on community association law.

More on Contracts and Executive Session

We recently received a question regarding a community association board’s consideration of contracts in executive session. A contractor's bid can come in many forms, e.g. a formal written contract, a written proposal, or even an oral statement.  Regardless of the form, a contractor's "bid" is ordinarily the contractor's "offer" to perform a designated scope of work for a specified price.  An enforceable contract is formed when an offer is accepted.  The manner in which the offer is accepted will vary and may depend on the form of the contractor's bid or the level of formality required in light of the nature or scope of the work to be performed.

When a property owners’ association or condominium association requires the services of a contractor, bids will typically be solicited by its board of directors from several contractors.  The purpose of soliciting bids is to obtain "offers" to perform the required services - which offers, if accepted by the board, will form a contract between the association and the contractor.  The Condominium Act, at Virginia Code Sec. 55-79.75, and the Property Owners’ Association Act, at Virginia Code Sec. 55-510.1, each provide that the respective association's board may convene in executive session to "discuss and consider contracts."  It is therefore appropriate for an association's board to convene in executive session to discuss the terms of various bids received by contractors, in the course of considering whether to enter into a contract with any of the bidding contractors on the terms proposed in their bids.

Discussing Contracts and Bids in Executive Session

We recently received a question regarding the ability of condominium boards to legally convene in executive session pursuant to § 55-79.75 of the Virginia Code. Specifically, the question asked whether § 55-79.75’s provision stating that boards may convene in executive session to “discuss and consider contracts” grants boards the authority to discuss and consider bids.

Answer:

The discussion and consideration of bids for contracts relating to the provision of goods and/or services to a Virginia condominium is an important exception to the general requirement that condominium boards meet in the open. The bid process is an integral part of the contracting process. An association's ability to competitively bid out work is largely dependent on its ability to obtain bids from reputable contractors.

Discussing bids in an open session of the board risks contaminating this process and destroying the association's ability to get competitive contracts from licensed, reputable contractors. Many quality contractors would be reluctant to engage in the competitive bid process if they thought that their competitors would have access to their bids. In the case of competitive bidding, information is power. A condominium board in Virginia is acting responsibly and within its rights to discuss and consider contract bids in closed (executive) session. In fact, there is a strong legal argument that the board would violate its fiduciary duty if it were to discuss such bids in open session.

Free Seminar by the LeClairRyan Attorneys -- April 17th

On April 17, 2010, LeClairRyan's Community Association Team will be presenting a free seminar in Williamsburg, Virginia, entitled "Advanced Legal Aspects of Community Associations."

We invite you to join attorneys Liz White, Dan Quarles, Megan Scanlon, and Will Sleeth as they will discuss four topics that board members and managers frequently encounter as they govern and manage associations: 

 

  • Leasing Restriction Amendments
  • Enforcement and Collection of Assessments and Fines
  • Board Meetings
  • Rules and Regulations and Architectural Guidelines

Resource and reference materials will be provided free of charge on a cd.

Again, the seminar will take place on April 17th, from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M., at Jamestown High School in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Space is limited and registration is required, so please click here to register, if you have not already done so. We look forward to seeing you, and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions.

 

Upcoming Webinar on POA Disclosure Packets

This Wednesday, March 31st, LeClairRyan's Community Association Industry Team will be hosting a free webinar entitled "What You Need to Know About Property Owner Association Disclosure Packets."

On Wednesday from noon to 1 P.M. EST, attorneys Lori Schweller and Liz White will discuss the Virginia Property Owners' Association Act's requirements, including when disclosure packets are required, who is responsible for requesting and providing them, what they should include, the costs of producing them, and the ramifications of non-compliance.

If you haven't already registered for this free event, click here to register now.