A common concern for homeowners’ associations and HOA boards is liability. After all, being a board member is a volunteer position. As with any position of responsibility, wherein decisions that are made could affect many, the potential for scrutiny and litigation is ever present. Although it is relatively slight, the potential for individual liability relative to HOA board actions is present. This is true when a board develops and adopts an emergency plan for their community. The question that every board should answer when developing their plan is…How can we limit any potential for liability?
By following a few simple guidelines and knowing what protections are provided in existing statutes and laws a board can easily protect itself from potential litigation, liability and scrutiny. Read the attached article for a discussion of strategies a board should consider and employ when developing an emergency plan for their community.