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Homeowner thinks HOA board wants too much information

Unless your governing documents have an occupancy limit as to the number of people living in a home, the association would not be able to enforce such a regulation. The association can have you register your car but cannot decide what kind of car you drive (your vehicle needs to be in working condition). Many associations have within their governing documents a limit on the number of pets, what constitute a domestic pets, size and weight of the pets which would be enforceable regulations.

HOA raises funds for Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada

During this COVID year, our Las Vegas communities have done good things for their residents. I have opened this column up to share those stories with my readers. We have this one for this week:

HOA changes color scheme and it’s a mess

For many associations, the original paint scheme is not available any more. The paint colors simply don’t exist and more “modern” colors have come to replace the older ones. Even if this is the case with your association, there should be some consistency of colors for the residents to prevent the “mixed-match mess-up.

SB 144 dies in committee; other bills could affect HOAs

Great news: Your emails and calls helped to kill Senate Bill 144. Please take the time to thank the Senate Judiciary Committee on SB 144 for listening to our concerns.

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Law supports mobile home park caring for community cat

My understanding of the law is that the association cannot force a resident from caring for the feral cats or forcing the resident to remove the feral cats from the community. You can contact the local municipality to ascertain their interpretation of the law.

Proposed bill could cause financial crisis for HOAs

Are you ready for a major financial crisis for your homeowners association? Well, Senate Bill 144 will make the Great Recession and the COVID-19 pandemic look like child’s play.

HOA pool restrictions expected to relax in May

I expect changes concerning HOA pools to be announced on May 1. I think restrictions will be modified, allowing more use of the facilities by homeowners.

Is your tax sheltering strategy bulletproof?

Regardless of whether you invest in the conventional market or you participate in more sophisticated investments like real estate, we are all sitting in a world of unknowns right now. All politics aside, there are a couple things that are certain. First and foremost, at the end of the day, the trillions of dollars that will have been issued for pandemic relief will need to be paid back. Secondly, it can generally be agreed upon that the recourse for those relief dollars will be through taxes. The underlying question here is, what measures are you taking in preparation of this impending tax event?

 
NBA star, ‘Pawn Stars’ leading man sell Las Vegas mansions

NBA center DeMarcus Cousins and Rick Harrison, the star of “Pawn Stars” on the History Channel, have sold their Las Vegas homes as the valley’s luxury housing market remains hot.

Send us stories of good things your HOA is doing

When the global pandemic hit last year, some communities pulled together to help each other. I decided to talk about their efforts in this column.

Senate Bill 144 will hurt struggling Las Vegas HOAs

Las Vegas has been one of the hardest-hit cities in the U.S. during this global pandemic. Please take a few minutes to contact your state senator and tell them we cannot afford SB 144.

State law backs HOA rules on garbage cans

The association has the right to develop rules and regulations. Under Nevada Revised Statutes 116.332 (2), an association may adopt rules that reasonably restrict the manner in which trash containers are stored on the premises. Under subsection 2b, the association can require trash containers be stored in the rear or side yard of the unit, if such locations exist and in such manner that the containers are screened from view from the street, a sidewalk or any adjacent property. My advice you is to comply with the association to avoid being fined.

HOA board says no ribbon driveway without gate

It would have been helpful if you were given a reason so that you would have an opportunity to submit a revised request that could be approved. From what you have sent to me, it appears that you need to include the gate in order for the ribbon driveway to be approved.

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