YES – joining WVOHOA is the first step – helping HOAs is exactly what WVOHOA does when we share information to increase knowledge! The list is extensive, we’ve provided the top six.

Priorities:

1.) Close the limited expense loophole in all fifty five (55) county ordinances by requiring the entire WV Code 36B apply, thereby restoring 36B to those limited expense communities that have been stripped of the Act’s protections.

2.) Require the declarant to provide detailed common area capital reserve expense planning related to 10, 20 and 30 year life expectancy.

3.) Require HOAs to file annual board member information with their respective county as well as the WV Secretary of State.

4.) Require HOAs to file annual financial reports based on the type of financial information that is required by Article 4 of WV 36B to be provided to purchasers before closing.

5.) Require full HOA disclosure (not just individual home disclosure of condition) to be provided to purchasers before closing.

6.) Require settlement attorneys to provide purchasers with the actual rights, responsibilities, and obligations of HOAs (not just the standard PUD paragraph that purchasers initial).

Lastly, for further review:
2008 Recommendations to the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act
NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF COMMISSIONERS ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS
and by it APPROVED AND RECOMMENDED FOR ENACTMENT IN ALL THE STATES
West Virginia has not enacted one or more of these recommendations at this writing, June 2016.