In an effort to keep you up to date on changes in the law and regulations, in this edition we want to update you on lender questionnaires for condominium communities and a new law regarding the termination of association management contracts.

Lender Questionnaires – A Call to Action

            Two entities, Fannie Mae and

This edition of our newsletter focuses on two topics: (1) new legislation concerning appointment of homeowner representatives for association purposes and (2) proper utilization of executive sessions by boards of directors.  We decided the best way to approach the executive session topic is to provide a script for proper navigation of this important tool for

As the popularity of electric vehicles increases the time is here for associations to focus on charging stations and individual charging at the owner’s residence.  Virginia statutes require associations to permit electric vehicle charging unless their documents prohibit it.  Of course, most documents don’t deal with the topic at all although newer documents certainly will.

On June 14, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the local Community Associations Institute Chapter is putting on the Annual Legislative and Legal Update. It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Newport News just off of I-64 at J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Our firm’s CA Team members, Jeanne Lauer and Matt Weinberg

CA DAY is approaching. After being called off for the last two years it will be held on March 12 all day at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.  You can read all about it on www.sevacai.org.  An excellent day of information and interaction is planned. Mike Inman and Jeanne Lauer are presenters in two of

Under the Fair Housing Act, there are requirements with respect to “accommodations” and “modifications.” “Accommodations” are requests to be exempt from certain rules or policies such as a request to have a service animal when there are pet rules that would exclude that particular type or breed of animal. “Modifications” are physical changes to the

Two new changes in the law have an impact on community associations court actions.

The first is an increase in the jurisdictional limit of the general district court from $25,000 to $50,000 (exclusive of interest and attorneys’ fees.)  It is very helpful to be enabled by this statutory change to pursue larger claims in the

Inspired by the COVID experience which hampered association meetings and, therefore, effective governance the General Assembly enacted a landmark bill to assist in all associations. It is finally the time of year for the new laws to go into effect.  Once an Association has complied with the conditions in the amendments quorums for annual meetings