Managing Risk

July 16, 2019

Should Your Association Hire a Consultant to Oversee a Project?

Your HOA management staff and the trades you contract with for routine maintenance and repairs may not have the expertise to handle major, complex projects. You […]
June 17, 2019

Is Your Homeowners Association Properly Insured?

A homeowners association (HOA) must have property owners’ association insurance, just as individual homeowners must have homeowner’s insurance. There are three main types of policies that […]
December 4, 2018

Protect Your Association Against the Costs of Being Underinsured

Individuals who serve as volunteers or directors for non-profit organizations should not be misled about their personal exposure to claims from that activity and the limited […]
September 6, 2018

How to Deal Responsibly and Safely with Wild Animals in Your Neighborhood

Development in formerly wild habitats has made some neighborhoods more attractive and welcoming to wild animals such as coyotes and bobcats. Drawn to our neighborhoods by […]
July 12, 2018

The Texas Supreme Court’s Opinion on Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals In the last few years, short-term rentals have gained popularity following the creation of companies like VRBO and AirBnB.  These online leasing sites effectively replace […]
May 8, 2018

How to Select an HOA Management Company

When an HOA board chooses a management company, it enters into a relationship with a long-term partner that should provide invaluable guidance. The right management company […]
April 26, 2018

Writing Pool Rules: Important Considerations for HOAs

Many community homeowners’ associations prepare to open their neighborhood pools by adding chemicals and performing water tests to ensure the welfare of community residents. Just as […]
March 29, 2018

How to Review Bids and Contracts

Successful Projects Start with a Rigorous Bid and Contract Process Many HOAs contract work by calling a few vendors, getting quotes, and going with the lowest […]