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Aug 30, 2019

Community associations are permitted to prohibit or regulate pets, but the lines have been blurred in recent years as some residents use the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing Act to circumvent the rules. In this episode, Betsy explains how these laws relate to service and emotional support animals.

Aug 18, 2019

The media often take the side of homeowners who say they’re prohibited by their community association from flying flags and displaying other patriotic and religious symbols on their homes or in their yards. In this episode, Betsy provides the facts and explains how state statutes supersede community rules.

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Aug 18, 2019

The purpose of restrictions in a community association is to maintain the lifestyle and the look of the community. That's one of the reasons homes in associations are valued at 5 to 6 percent more than those in non-association neighborhoods. Betsy Barbieux explains how enforcement is an important responsibility and...

Aug 18, 2019

In this episode of CAM Matters, Betsy Barbieux explains the difference between the annual owners meeting and the more frequent board of directors meetings. She also clears up the misconception that board meetings are the place where owners can file complaints and expect the board to act on them.





Aug 18, 2019

Betsy Barbieux explains how the community association is structured like a municipality. However, the board of directors doesn't function as a representative form of government. While a city council represents the citizens, a community association board's sole responsibility is to follow the statutes and bylaws of the...