Monthly Archives: April 2020

Monthly Archives: April 2020

Collecting Delinquent Assessments During the Coronavirus Crisis

The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the uncertainty it brings, especially to the economy, has caused concern among many association managers and members regarding the impact this crisis could have on their community’s ability to collect assessments. Assessments sustain operation of an association’s affairs, pay for upkeep of facilities on common areas/elements, and enable the […]

Virginia Adopts Emergency Legislation Allowing Virtual Board Meetings

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Virginia General Assembly Passes Legislation Authorizing 100% “Virtual” Board Meetings During Emergencies Updated 4/27/20 – Virginia Governor has signed the legislation As we all know, it has been a challenge for community association boards to hold meetings during the COVID pandemic.  Under the existing requirements of Virginia’s Property Owners’ Association and Condominium Acts, […]

COVID-19 and Associations: FAQs – updated

Legal Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be legal advice. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific facts and circumstances of each case and each association’s governing documents. Also, it is not intended to be a full and exhaustive explanation of all legal considerations, nor should it be used to replace the individualized advice […]

D.C.’s COVID19 Stay-at-Home Order – updated 4/15/20

Mayor’s COVID19 Stay-at-Home Order – extended to May 15 Updated 4/15/20 To fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus, D.C. Mayor Bowser issued Order 2020-053 closing non-essential businesses in Washington D.C.  In addition, on March 30, the Mayor issued Order 2020-054, a “Stay at Home” Order, providing that residents of the District should stay at home, […]

Coronavirus & Your Community: Calming the Chaos

By Michael A. Sottolano The proliferation of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting your daily life. People who have been exposed or are infected may be in your community. They may be your neighbors, friends, service provider or delivery driver. They may have recently used the elevator in your building, recreational facilities in your clubhouse, community pool […]

Associations and Virginia’s COVID19 Executive Orders – updated 5/5/2020

Governor’s Executive Orders – EO53 (social distancing and non-essential business) extended to May 14. “Phase 1” reopening may begin May 15.  EO55 still in place until June 10. Updated 5/05/20 EO55 – Stay-At-Home.  To fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Virginia’s Governor Northam issued EO-55, an executive “stay-at-home” order on March 30, 2020, to […]

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