Every community association has owners that violate the association’s community instruments. To ensure harmony and cohesiveness and to help avoid problems, the board of directors must enforce the restrictions contained within the association’s community instruments. However, too often, avoidable mistakes occur during the enforcement process—even by the most seasoned board members and/or managers. These mistakes can affect the board and management’s credibility within the community. The mistakes can also unnecessarily create tension and hostility. The following is a checklist for you to follow to enforce your community association’s restrictions.
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