Assistance animals play an important role in the lives of people with disabilities and mental health issues. Knowing what constitutes an assistance animal and laws and regulations that apply to their ownership can help community associations balance individual rights with rules specific to these animals.
Community leaders can take several actions to ensure their association is prepared for severe weather events—while also addressing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As summer heats up, many community association residents would like nothing more than to take a dip in the pool. However, opening pools while promoting safety in the middle of a pandemic isn’t so simple.
It is critical that every homeowner pays their assessments in a timely manner, yet the extraordinary circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic means community associations may need to show compassion and be flexible in their collections.
Community associations fall victim to theft and embezzlement too frequently. Board members should know the warning signs and institute preventive measures before the community is left with a difficult recovery.