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Utah HOA Law Blog

The Utah HOA and condominium law blog covering all the relevant laws that apply to Utah HOAs and condominiums. Brought to you by Curtis G. Kimble.


Recent Posts:

2018 Utah Legislative Session
Happy Laws Go Into Effect Day! (okay, I’m sure there’s a better name for that).  Today, May 8, the HOA laws that were enacted this year go into effect.  Specifically, those laws: include an amendment to the law regarding HOA records, include an amendment to the law regarding HOA reserve fund money, regulate how HOAs […]
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2017 Utah Legislative Session – HOA/Developer Issues
HOAs have not come out unscathed by the 2017 Utah general legislative session, which ended yesterday, March 9.  A new law was passed that requires an HOA to comply with rather onerous requirements before it may go after the developer for problems created by the developer. House Bill 157 (HB 157 3rd Substitute) was passed stating that: […]
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Utah HOA Laws

Mobile App and Website

Have you ever been in a meeting and needed to know what the law says regarding proxies? Or needed a quick refresher on the procedure for adopting rules in a community association, or the requirements for a reserve analysis, or the new insurance requirements?

 

The Utah HOA Laws mobile app is a free app that provides board members and managers quick reference to the laws and regulations that apply to their HOA. It's also available from any computer (no download needed) at: UtahHOALaws.com

 

Now the laws are available right in your pocket, no Internet connection required. The statutes are formatted and indented for easy reading, plus search and bookmark functions make it a powerful tool. Certain federal regulations applicable to HOAs are also included in the app, together with summaries and explanations of those requirements. 

iPhone
Android app on Google Play Android

 

Or, available from any computer or device on the Web at: UtahHOALaws.com

 

"If you have a condo in Utah you should be referring to this frequently."  

App User Review on Google Play



Publications

Primer for Board Members

A concise introduction to the fundamental issues that board members face on a regular basis written by HOA specialist attorney Curtis G. Kimble.  Click here to view the Primer.

Can an HOA Board Draft their Own CC&Rs?

I am routinely asked if I will review amended governing documents (CC&Rs, bylaws, etc.) which the board, their manager or another person has drafted in order to save money over having an HOA attorney draft them. While this method can sometimes save some money . . .  Click here to read.

7 Signs Your HOA's Governing Documents May Be Out of Date

Many communities were established 20 to 40 years ago with governing documents that worked well for the developer, but may or may not work well for the HOA.  Click here to read.

Association, Know Thyself

To “know thyself” as an association, you must know and understand what type of development you live in and what laws and documents govern and bind your development, your association, and the owners within it.  Click here to read.

Collecting Assessments: Remedies and Risks

A homeowners association is entirely funded by the assessments of its members. A member's delinquency directly affects the other members.  Knowing and applying remedies early on and consistently will minimize the unfairness and inconvenience of delinquencies.  Click here to read.

Relieving Board-Members' Burdens through Volunteer Committees

Published on habitatmag.com.  Committees are an invaluable tool in condominium associations and cooperative housing corporations, where it can be hard to get enough volunteers sufficiently capable of dedicating the time, attention and skills required to serve on the board.  Click here to read.

Operating Under the Radar But Above Board

A couple of years ago, Jim bought a home within a homeowner association and promptly replaced the windows. Because Jim didn’t read the governing documents of the association, he was not aware that he needed prior approval . . . Click here to read.