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Kalway v. Calabria Ranch HOA, LLC

On March 22, 2022, the Arizona Supreme Court issued the decision of Kalway v. Calabria Ranch HOA, case CV020-0152-PR.  This decision severely restricts homeowners associations’ rights to amend their governing documents.  The Court concluded that associations...

Property Taxes and Tax Liens

What effect do property taxes have on homeowners’ associations? There are a few common property tax issues that associations may face. Property Taxes on Association Common Area Common property tax and tax lien issues that homeowner associations may face | Goodman...

Construction Defects: An Overview of the Manager’s Role

Construction defects can be an overwhelming issue for a community manager.  They pit homeowners versus the Association versus the board members versus the developer and sometimes, versus the community manager.  That is a lot to handle on top of the other...

Rogue Directors Can Be Disqualified

Rogue directors can be disqualified (i.e. effectively removed) from serving as a board member if they violate the Articles or Bylaws. For example, a director refuses to sign a Code of Conduct. The Bylaws require all directors sign the Code of Conduct. Said director is...

Statutes Can Trump Association Documents

When the statute says “Notwithstanding” it means the statute trumps the association’s documents. When the statute says “Subject to” it means the association’s documents trump the statute.