The role of board members in a community association is fairly straightforward: keep informed on the association’s business operations; be familiar with and come prepared to discuss the agenda items for upcoming board meetings; encourage and participate in constructive, businesslike discussions of those agenda items; and use your judgement to represent the community and its members in the way you conduct yourself as a board member and in the way you decide the issues that come before the Board.
Seek help of our HOA attorneys and experience good results. They know the HOA bylaws really well and can even assist you with your case strongly. They understand the challenges and defects that are involved; since they are experienced, they comply with all HOA laws nicely and ensure that there are no issues whatsoever. Our HOA lawyers give a good representation to associations and keep away from all sort of violence. You will be kept as safe as possible and penalties will also be avoided. You can easily associate with them and discuss all your concerns.
What happens, however, when differences turn into dysfunction?
Naturally, it is counterproductive when board members find themselves at odds with each other. In some communities, these power struggles can manifest in any of the following ways:
- A Board Member demanding frequent and heightened access to the association’s books and records including privileged information for his or her own nefarious purposes;
- A Board Member disclosing privileged information including, at times, even disclosing litigation strategy to adverse parties;
- A Board Member refusing to attend meetings if doing so prevents a quorum from being achieved;
- A Board Member refusing to cast his or her vote;
- A Board Member refusing to turn over association books and records in his or her possession either while serving on the Board or after his or her term expires;
- A Board Member slandering fellow board members or the manager or unit owners who express contrary opinions;
- A Board Member filing a complaint with the DBPR; and
- A Board Member inciting and encouraging a recall of fellow directors.