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Be Reasonable in Writing, Enforcing Condo/Homeowner Association Rules

4/15/1998  -  Alexandria, VA

Unreasonable rules and overzealous enforcement by condominium, cooperative and community associations can lead to homeowner dissatisfaction, the Community Associations Institute warns. A new book from CAI, Be Reasonable! How Community Associations Can Enforce Rules Without Antagonizing Residents, Going to Court or Starting World War III, offers guidance and recommendations.

Be Reasonable features analysis and discussion of numerous court cases and real-life controversies as well as tried-and-true advice from CAI's award-winning bimonthly magazine, Common Ground™. You will find practical tips for writing reasonable rules—on issues from pets to parking, holiday decorations to home businesses—and expert opinions from more than 30 leading community association attorneys, managers and directors. Also included are guidelines on due process, mediating disputes, making exceptions and punishments.

To order Be Reasonable!, by Common Ground™ editor Kenneth Budd, or CAI's Guide for Association Practitioners Report #7, Drafting Association Rules call CAI at (703) 548-8600. The member price for Be Reasonable! is $9.95; the non-member price is $14.95.

The Community Associations Institute is a nonprofit association created in 1973 to educate and represent the nation's 205,000 community associations, condominium associations, homeowner associations and cooperatives. CAI members include homeowners, associations and related professionals and service providers.

Phone: 703-970-9235