HOA Meeting Minutes: How To Create Trouble For Your Condo or Homeowners Association in Less Than 60 Seconds
This week's tip comes from a new article on how to avoid
creating trouble for yourself with your HOA meeting minutes.
"Minutes are a wonderful place to get into a lot of trouble in
your corporate operations," says Robert L. Tankel, the principal
at Robert L. Tankel P.A. in Dunedin, Fla.
We also spoke to David C. Swedelson, principal at Swedelson &
Gottlieb, a law firm that represents associations in the Los
"It can come back to haunt the association if somebody mentions
something dealing with maintenance or repairs," David told us.
"In California, we have to allow homeowners an opportunity to
address the board at every meeting. That often gets reflected in
the minutes, but comments from homeowners shouldn't be included
in the minutes. Inevitably, some homeowner sues claiming the
association didn't maintain something, and the association
claims it wasn't aware of the problem. But then there's a record
in the minutes that Joe mentioned the problem.
"Minutes should be a record of decisions made by the board, not
everything that was discussed at a meeting."
To read more tips about getting your HOA meeting minutes right, read our
complete article. (Go to article now »)