Minding mental illness: Solving community conflict that involves psychological disorders
Mental health issues impact community associations in many ways including deed restriction enforcement, Fair Housing Act violations, and potential liability for negligence. At a time of continuing economic and social unease, how should community association board members and managers resolved community conflict that involves mental illnesses?
Hurricane Ian: Practical advice for communities in the aftermath of the storm
Hurricane Ian pummeled Florida’s southwestern coast last week, causing dozens of deaths, generating widespread property damage, and knocking out access to basic utilities in communities across the state. Considered one of the worst natural disasters in the state’s history, cleanup, restoration, and rebuilding efforts are ongoing and will take some time.
Management specialist: CAI celebrates milestone designation
Managers who earn CAI’s Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation demonstrate a higher level of commitment to their career and the community association industry. Kimberly Anne Mosey, CMCA, AMS, a community association manager with KC Property Services in Huntington Woods, Mich., recently became the 11,000th person to earn the AMS designation.
Sensible public policy: CAI meets with White House to discuss condo safety
Aging condominium buildings and infrastructure has been a growing concern over the past year, following the tragic partial building collapse at Champlain Towers South Condominium Association in Surfside, Fla., in June 2021. Learn more about condo safety legislation, laws, and regulations, and how CAI is advocating for sensible public policy.
Common challenges: CAI connects communities around the world
No matter the location, I was reminded once again that the business of managing communities is fundamentally the same. Be it Chicago, Madrid or Dubai, our goal at CAI is to deliver best practices that make communities successful and bring professionals together so they may share experiences and learn from each other.
Insurance challenges: Communities facing rising umbrella liability rates
As property insurance rates are somewhat stabilizing in 2022, umbrella liability rates continue rising for common interest communities. New challenges are emerging in the insurance landscape, and it is imperative for board members and community managers to partner with credentialed and experienced professionals who will guide them through this social inflation crisis and will help them mitigate liability claims.
Wag more, bark less: Developing reasonable and enforceable pet policies
People consider pets as part of the family so it’s important for community associations to embrace that and document guidelines for pet ownership to ensure a positive and productive relationship for all.
Sit. Stay. Set standards: The most valid and enforceable pet restrictions are written in community declarations
When drafting or amending pet rules in community associations, it’s important to be familiar with local laws. It’s also essential to review your community’s declaration to ensure rules can’t potentially be challenged by an owner as unreasonable.
Pet rules: Creating fair and reasonable rules fur better or worse
Communities striving to be pet-friendly can sometimes end up in the doghouse, and it’s usually not the animal’s fault. Create fair and reasonable pet rules to keep the fur from flying.
Rebuild trust: How communities can bring neighbors back together again
For more than two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every part of our lives. Our society and communities have sustained great damage from multiple ruptures of the social fabric. It’s time for community associations to rebuild trust and bring neighbors back together again.