Squatter Laws: Getting Rid of Uninvited "Guests"
Posted on Tuesday November 01, 2016
While some surprises (birthday parties, a promotion or a new puppy) are good, many surprises such as a flat tire or an IRS audit are not. One particularly nasty surprise is finding out that someone has broken into your vacant property and moved in. Thankfully, during the last legislative session, new laws were passed to deal with “squatters” which allow you to (relatively) quickly and legally remove squatters from your property.
Six Steps to Fill a Vacancy on Your HOA Board
Posted on Monday October 10, 2016
The sudden departure of one of your board members is never an ideal situation for your homeowners’ association (HOA). It could affect productivity, create confusion and it can worry residents. But sometimes, your HOA simply can’t avoid it.
Nevada HOA Board Members: Get Ready for Another “Day at the Capitol”
Posted on Friday September 16, 2016
The start of the 2017 Nevada Legislative Session will be here before you know it, and FirstService Residential is already gearing up for its second “Day at the Capitol” event. This event, scheduled for March 28, 2017, provides an opportunity for homeowners association (HOA) board members to make their voices heard regarding HOA legislation.
FAQs: What You Need to Know About HOA Annual and Special Meetings
Posted on Monday September 12, 2016
It is not always easy for homeowners to understand the different types of meetings that homeowners’ associations (HOAs) hold. Even for board members, it can sometimes be confusing to know which type of meeting is the right venue for a particular issue or topic. How certain are you that meetings in your community are being run in accordance with Nevada law and your HOA bylaws?
What It Takes to Have Successful HOA Board Meetings
Posted on Wednesday September 07, 2016
As a member of your homeowners’ association (HOA) board, you are certainly aware of how tricky it can be to run board meetings. Some days you may feel more like a cat herder, a referee or a crisis negotiator than a board member!
So what can you do to ensure that your meetings run smoothly? Enlisting the help of a professional community management company can make a tremendous difference. Read on to learn some techniques—and Nevada requirements—for having successful meetings.
How to Find the Best Reserve Study Firm for Your HOA
Posted on Friday August 12, 2016
Your HOA’s reserve fund is an important element in planning for your community’s future. In fact, it may even be the most critical piece of your budgeting, according to Dan Henein, vice president of client accounting at FirstService Residential. Henein explains that “long-term, the reserve study has a tremendous impact on your association’s fiscal health.”