76. We are a limited expense liability HOA and have been considering writing to our senator to get WV Code 36B amended and we need someone to help us prioritize our list, can WVOHOA help us?

YES – participating with WVOHOA is a proactive step – helping HOAs is exactly what WVOHOA does when we all share information to increase knowledge! The list is extensive, review:

2021 Recommended Amendments 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 recommendations since 1994.

for consideration:

  • Close the WV 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 consumer protections.
  • Require the declarant/developer to disclose detailed common area capital reserve expense and proposed planning related to 10, 20 and 30 year life expectancy.
  • Require full HOA disclosure (not just an an owner’s home disclosure of condition) to be provided to purchasers.
  • Require settlement attorneys to provide purchasers information concerning rights, responsibilities, and obligations of HOAs (not just the standard PUD paragraph that purchasers initial).