Avoiding the Courthouse: Using ADR and Common Sense to Resolve Community Association Disputes

Avoiding the Courthouse: Using ADR and Common Sense to Resolve Community Association Disputes By Margey Meyer, CMCA, PCAM President, CADRExperts, LLC Community Association Dispute Resolution Experts www.CADRExperts.com A homeowner paints her mailbox pink to support breast cancer awareness. Parents construct a playhouse in their backyard to help their disabled child. A veteran installs an American flag in his front yard. An environmentally- and cost-conscious owner installs solar panels on her roof. A renter nails a small religious object on the front door frame of her condominium unit. An owner starts construction on an outbuilding similar to a neighbor’s without first obtaining board approval. The spouse of a soldier serving in… Read More

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KEEP CALM AND CALL THE MEDIATOR!!

KEEP CALM AND CALL THE MEDIATOR!! As a Community Association Member, have you ever had trials and tribulations like…… My neighbor lets his iguana swim in the community pool- What, your neighbor has an iguana? Well, the Treasurer and Vice-President of our Board are at war with each other- Is that all? We have widespread parking disputes. That’s nothing! We have one unit owner that keeps storing his belongings in the Common Area. Well, at least he doesn’t hang superman sheets from the window. No, but the lady next door uses her garage as a disco-tech. The list goes on and on. When troubles like these arise: What to do??… Read More

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