ARCHIVES 2012

No Smoking in Your Home!

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published December 31, 2012

Over the past few years condominium buildings have prohibited smoking, not just on the common elements, but even in one's unit.  The issue has made the national news...

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WRAPPING UP 2012

By Darlys Walker

Published December 28, 2012

As 2012 comes to an end, it is time for all businesses to wrap up their financial reporting for the fiscal year and prepare for 2013.  Most Homeowners...

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1099's: Are They Worth the Risk?

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published December 26, 2012

Naturally, it depends.  How high are your insurance limits?  From an insurance perspective there are not many upsides to having an independent handyman...

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Are Community Associations required to file 1099s?

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published December 24, 2012

The simple answer to this question is yes.  However, let me preface everything I'm about to write with the following: a) I am not a CPA and b) I recommend consulting your CPA ...

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IS THERE SUCH A THING AS OVER INSURED?

By Darlys Walker

Published December 21, 2012  

NO, not when it comes to insurance coverage for an Association!!!  Unfortunately we live in a very litigious society that encourages the filing of a law suit, no matter what the case...

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Do we need Worker's Comp?

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published December 19, 2012

Most condominium associations don't have any employees due to management contracts that are in place. They are also not bound...

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Do We Need A Pool Lift?

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published December 17, 2012

Several questions about whether an association has to modify its pool have come up due to changes in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  All community associations have to be willing to make a reasonable accommodation...

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The Bigger Question is, Why Can't We Reach a Quorum?

By Darlys Walker

Published December 14, 201

Georgia Homeowners living in communities with Associations are among the most apathetic groups in the Southeast. As an Association Management Company with offices...

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Condominium Forms That Tailor Your Policy

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published December 12, 2012

Condominium Forms mold policies from a general commercial policy to one that addresses the unique ownership of a condominium association.  These coverage forms are state specific...

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What Happens When We Cannot Reach Quorum?

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published December 10, 2012

The failure to obtain quorum at the annual meeting and conduct association business, especially an election, can be disconcerting for many directors.  So, what options exist when there is no quorum ...

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My Punch List Isn't Done!

By Darlys Walker

Published December 7, 2012  

The Fourth Quarter of every year is CRAZY busy for all Associations. There are Annual Meetings, Budget Adoption Meetings and Holiday Gatherings...

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Insurance Topics for Your Annual Meeting

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published December 5, 2012

Annual meetings are a great time to see and greet your neighbors itís also a time to discuss the past, present and future of the homeowners or condominium...

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Annual Meeting: Can We Conduct Business?

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published December 3, 2012

The association is required to call an annual meeting pursuant to Georgia law and this meeting can be a great time to get members together, review community...

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BUT I PAID MY RENT!!!

By Darlys Walker

Published November 30, 2012

You can't evict me. You can't boot my car. My garage remote doesn't work. I don't have access to the pool or clubroom!! I PAY MY RENT ON TIME AND I HAVE RIGHTS! Actually ...

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Delinquency Speaks As Loud As Actions

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published November 28, 2012

I have noticed in my own condo association that the delinquency rate tends to reflect the assertiveness of the board.  I don't think anyone enjoys not being able to pay their dues,...

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Suspending Vehicle Access and Pre-Judgment Garnishment of Rent to Collect Assessments

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published November 26, 2012  

In a previous blog I highlighted several options to collect assessments.   This blog addresses two techniques utilized by several communities to collect assessments, specifically, suspending...

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CHESTNUST ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE!!!!!!

By Darlys Walker

Published November 23, 2012  

Thanksgiving is upon us and now Santa Claus is coming to town!!! Let's hope the fire trucks are not following behind!  After all the arguments have been settled about where...

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Darlys Walker

Darlys Walker, Founder and CEO of Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. (CCM), is recognized for her straight talk, subject matter expertise, and valued insights regarding real

state management, leasing, and HOAs. Her company serves a diverse portfolio of properties, from 16-units up to 600 as well as large mixed-use developments.  

 

   From its beginnings in 2000, CCM has become a well-respected asset manager and now works with over 100 associations with 16,000 units served by over 300 employees. Darlys and her team deliver resources and responsiveness through six regional offices - in Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Charleston, Nashville and Atlanta.

  

   Darlys Walker is best known for her passion and precision, understanding that the only difference that matters in today's demanding marketplace is service delivery ... doing what is promised and what is right. She knows that every community serves two masters ... the property owner/developer and the resident/homeowner. "If we are not equally responsive to both, we are not doing our job," she states.  

 

   Her clients say it best: "Darlys really knows her stuff" ... "at the top of her profession and it shows in the caliber of her clients" ... "delivers quality resources that match up well with needs and expectations that are really rigorous."  

 

   She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in four states, holds an Associate's Degree in Marketing and has earned the Accredited Real Estate Manager designation from the Georgia Institute of Real Estate Management. Also she is one of few certified as a Lead-Based Paint Abatement & Removal Trainer in Georgia.

  

   Darlys Walker and her team have been selected to manage the condominium conversion process and day-to-day operations for many of the Southeast's most high-profile condominium communities including luxury high-rises, mid-rises and garden-style homes. Most recently she has been recognized as an expert in 're-versions' of communities from condominiums to leased homes, as well as repositioning projects. A visionary and a tireless perfectionist, Darlys demonstrates hands-on leadership, working individually with each client and staff associate to achieve defined business outcomes and satisfaction.  

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For more information about Darlys Walker and Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. please visit www.condominiumconcepts.com.


G. Lanier Coulter, Jr. -- owner/founder of the firm.  He is a 1998 graduate of Oglethorpe University and a 2001 graduate of Emory University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the

Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund Award. 

  

Lanier is a member of the state Bar of Georgia and the DeKalb County Bar Association.  He is the author of "Don't Wait Until it's Too Late, Statutes of Limitation and How They Can Affect Your Association's Rights" which appeared in Georgia Commons, a Publication of Community Associations Institute of Georgia, Inc.  

 

Lanier practices primarily in the area of community association law.  Lanier assists associations in interpretation and enforcement of their governing documents (covenant enforcement and collection of assessments) and in the negotiation, financing and execution of major renovation and rehabilitation projects.  He is an instructor of continuing education courses for community association managers and attorneys, including, "Dealing With Difficult People," "Problem Solving for Planned Communities," and "Condominium Law." 

 

Currently Lanier serves as a member of the Amicus Committee the Community Association Institute and a member of the Legislative Action Committee for the Georgia for Chapter of the Community Association Institute.  He was the recipient of the 2011 Rising Star Award in the CAI-Georgia Chapter.

Contact Lanier at: glc@coulterlawfirm.net


Buddy Whitaker truly enjoys being an insurance professional. His condominium association client's appreciate his attention to detail. The fact that he has practically committed

the Georgia Condominium Act to memory helps.

 

In his words, "My objective is to be the resource and trusted advisor that my clients want to turn to for guidance. I strive to either know the answer or to know where to find it."

Creative Solutions: As a student of condo association (COA) insurance, Buddy has forged specialized programs that address the unique exposures of multi-family residential structures.

His solutions juggle the need to keep overall costs down, both for the unit owner and the association, while making sure that coverage remains as broad as possible.

COA Focused: He's leveraged his 6 years in the insurance industry through his position as director of Continuing education for Metro Alliance of Independent Insurance Agents and seat on the board of his own condo association. This transitioned into understanding of the COA world the nature of the claims, methods of managing the risk, and the complex relationhips among board members, unit owners, and property managers.

Insurance isní
't just a job for Buddy, it is a passion. That said, he also enjoys a round of golf, experimenting in the kitchen, and DIY projects around his home. He's also a loving husband and a proud father of a brand new baby girl. 
  

Contact Buddy at: buddy@hains.com

or visit the Hamby & Aloisio, Inc. website at:

http://www.hains.com