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Kuester Management Group Highlights the Importance of HOA Legal Counsel
Kuester Management Group explains why partnering with a legal professional is beneficial for homeowners associations.
By: Kuester Management Group
"There are a lot of decisions that are made by the HOA board, and it is essential that these decisions are legal and just," says Bryan Kuester, President of Kuester Management Group. "The association can get itself into significant trouble if it violates local, state, or federal laws, so it must take steps to verify that its operations remain in compliance."
One way to do this is to work with a legal professional, says Kuester. This person has an in-depth understanding of the law and what is and is not permitted. Even better, the HOA should find someone who has a strong background in HOA affairs. Since board members are volunteers and may have limited legal knowledge, they may not realize that what they are doing is unenforceable or in violation of the law.
Retaining legal counsel gives the board someone to consult if issues arise or a member files a complaint. Before taking any action, they can find out what their options are, and what the best strategy may be to resolve the problem. The board will also have someone on its side to support the actions that it has taken and explain why they are valid.
"The HOA hears a lot of suggestions, ideas, and concerns when it comes to how it operates and what members would like to see moving forward," says Kuester. "A legal professional is a good resource to have before any decisions are finalized so they can review to ensure that everything is legal and aligns with established regulations and requirements."
The board, homeowners, vendors, the community manager, the legal team, and more all must work together to keep associations running effectively. Learn more about how Kuester can help by visiting www.kuester.com.
Kuester Management Group, a division of Kuester Companies, works to protect property values and enhance the quality of life in each of its managed communities. Providing a full range of association management services, Kuester Management Group has worked to foster strong, resilient, and unified communities across North and South Carolina. The company is proud to offer on-site property managers, all zealous for building strong communities meant to stand the test of time. More information is available at www.kuester.com or @KuesterCompany.
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