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Homeowner Association Voting Rights In Minnesota

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

Minnesota homeowners who are part of a homeowner association (“HOA”) have the right to full participation when it comes to deciding how community issues will be handled. Whether it is an in-person vote or by an absentee ballot, voting allows homeowners to make their choices count. You Have the Right to Vote Homeowners who are part… Read more »

Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act Changes and Updates

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Friday, April 20, 2018.

During the last legislative session, the Minnesota legislature made two significant changes to the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act, Minn. Stat. § 515B (“MCIOA”) that will affect all common interest communities subject to that law. These changes, which have been signed into law by Governor Dayton, affect community associations’ maintenance responsibilities and rights to bring… Read more »

Airbnb Challenges with HOA and Property Insurance Claims in Minnesota

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

If you run an Airbnb or use another short-term rental site, it could impact any property insurance claims in Minnesota. Also, depending on the homeowner association (“HOA”) rules and governing documents, you could also be violating rules of the community. It is not unusual for HOA board members to approach Minnesota-based insurance attorneys for help… Read more »

Basic Guidelines for Protecting Your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Monday, February 19, 2018.

Homeowner associations often need to enter contracts to undertake construction work or other improvements that will affect all members of a homeowner association. Unfortunately, sometimes contracts are approved without careful review and contractors who are unqualified or unlicensed are hired. Associations should carefully review all contracts they intend to enter, giving it the same amount… Read more »

Conciliation Court and HOA’s – a Win-Win for All Parties

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Enforcing covenants and conditions can be the biggest nightmare for an HOA board, especially once the break-even point has been reached and the developer is no longer involved. The HOA then has to make a series of decisions about when and why to enforce covenants—CC&R’s—and sometimes when not to. Everyone has read horror stories on… Read more »

The Role of a Treasurer in a Minnesota Homeowners Association

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017.

If you’ve been elected the treasurer of your homeowner association, then you need to be aware of all of the responsibilities that fall on that position. In this post, we’ll discuss what the role of homeowner association treasurer requires of you and provide some tips on how to do the job effectively. Association Requirements The… Read more »