Welcome to the new Association Life website! We’ve taken everything that you loved from our previous site and given it a fresh, new interface and made it easier than ever for you to participate. Now, more than ever: For Community Associations, it’s all here!

  • Why Does Bad Debt Happen In Community Associations? - Even the best community associations have bad debt. What can and should be done.
  • Is HOA & Condo Debt ‘Consumer Debt’? - There is some debate in the community association industry what type of debt delinquent assessment constitute. The question being is does HOA & Condo debt constitute consumer debt. Is it a consumer debt like unpaid credit card bills? Or is it something else? Personal opinions vary, but the courts are clear, and their position is critical to how delinquencies are addressed and who should be tasked with collecting them. Precedent in Florida: Assessment Collections is Subject to the Same Consumer Protections as Other Debts The Fla. 1st District Court of Appeals cited in a recent case, Kelly v. Duggan, 282 So. 3rd 969 (Fla 1st D.C.A. 2019) considered whether community association debts fall… Read More
  • After the Pandemic A White Paper by Axela - Managing an Association’s financials is never easy. Find out how to best position your community to bounce back and operate at full strength again. Click Here To Download our free whitepaper 
  • Rent Is Not the Same as HOA Assessments - For most people, a price is paid every month to maintain shelter whether for a house or an apartment.  Some people pay rent for a residence and some people live in community associations (condos or HOAs). You either pay a landlord rent, or you pay the costs for owning your property (mortgage, maintenance fees, taxes, and insurance). No, Rent Is Not the Same as HOA Assessments. The question today is how this money is applied and how important it is to pay for your housing. Should You Pay Your Rent? Not paying rent is hurtful to landlords who have invested in the purchase of a property and maintain it so… Read More
  • 4 Ways to Maintain Business Continuity in Times of Disruption - Many community association managers across the country are working to respond to the rapidly changing environment caused by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The best way to prepare your teams and communities for potential challenges is to be proactive. Here are four ways you can use cloud-based technology to maintain operations and safeguard your business during times of disruption. 1. Stay Connected by Streamlining Communications Staying in touch with your board members and homeowners is not only excellent customer service, but it’s also critical to your entire operation. Modern, mobile technology allows you to: Use mobile communication via two-way text messaging, email, and photo attachments so your residents can receive… Read More

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