Easier Enforcement of Your HOA’s Rules: Steps to Create Enforceable Rules, Effective Fines, and a Fair Violation Process

Upcoming Event: An Exclusive HOAleader.com Webinar With Practical Tips for HOA and Condo Boards

Easier Enforcement of Your HOA’s Rules:
Steps to Create Enforceable Rules, Effective Fines, and a Fair Violation Process

Thursday, July 31, 2014
2-3 p.m. Eastern

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Enforcing rules doesn’t have to be a pitched, tense, and unpleasant battle between your homeowner association board and your homeowners. With some smart planning, you can make enforcing your HOA’s rules fairer, quicker, easier, and less stressful.

Join us for an in-depth webinar on July 31 led by two community association experts: a lawyer with more than a decade of hands-on experience in advising associations on how to create and enforce rules, along with a veteran association manager with insights on the day-to-day operations of rules enforcement. You’ll get practical ideas, systems, and processes you and your condo or HOA board can begin to take advantage of the minute the webinar ends.

You’ll learn:

  • The role of the lowly rule in HOAs, being less powerful than a CC&R or a bylaw, but easier to implement than provisions in those weightier documents
  • How to determine the steps you must follow to create enforceable rules
  • Tips for identifying what you can handle with a rule and what you should never try to accomplish through a rule
  • How fines fit into rulemaking, including how to set an effective fine amount and how to know when a fine is too much
  • The structure of an effective violation system—from notice of a violation to a meaningful process for owners to state their defense and get a fair hearing
  • Insights into rules you’ll never be able to enforce and fines that’ll fall short of their goal to curb repeated violations
  • Suggestions to help you avoid the most common mistakes boards make creating and enforcing their rules
  • And much more!

In just 60 minutes, you’ll gain practical, valuable tools you can implement now to begin building a better approach to special assessments. Register now for this informative event for community association board members.

About Your Speakers
Matthew Drewes Matthew Drewes is a partner at the law firm of Thomsen Nybeck PA in Bloomington, Minn., where he heads the firm’s community association representation group and co-heads its construction defect litigation group. Drewes practices primarily in commercial litigation, community association law, construction litigation, creditors’ remedies and debtor/creditor law, real estate litigation, and insurance litigation. Drewes has been recognized by Minnesota Law and Politics, which has several times included him on its list of Rising Stars, a distinction given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year.
Bill Worrall Bill Worrall is vice president of the Miami-Dade region of FirstService Residential, a property management company in Florida serving more than 1,500 associations and 310,000 homes. Worrall’s expertise lies in the luxury high-rise condominium market with an emphasis on financial consulting; new development consulting, startup, and opening; and existing luxury high-rise management. This includes physical plant, lifestyle delivery, and community association business-plan development. Worrall received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland and is a licensed REALTOR.

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A webinar is remarkably cost-effective and convenient. You participate from your home or office, using a regular telephone and a computer with an Internet connection. You have no travel costs, hassle, or commute time.

Plus, for one low price, you can get as many people on your condo or HOA board to participate as you can fit around a speakerphone and a computer screen. And now, with our special group membership offer, your entire board can attend—even from different locations. This offer requires an HOAleader.com Group Membership. When any group member orders, we will set up access for the entire group. Up to 10 users can attend for one low price. It’s another incredible deal as part of HOAleader.com Group Membership.

Because the conference is live, you can ask the speakers questions via the webinar interface. Many attendees tell us this is the most valuable part of the webinar.

You will receive access instructions via e-mail several days before the event. You don’t need any additional materials before the webinar starts. Your conference materials will be available for you to view, print, and download when you log in to participate in the event.

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