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Requirements of the Declaration for WV Homeowners Associations
WV Code §36B-2-105
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(a) The declaration must contain:
(1) The names of the common interest community and the association and a statement that the common interest community is either a condominium, cooperative or planned community;
(2) The name of every county in which any part of the common interest community is situated;
(3) A legally sufficient description of the real estate included in the common interest community;
(4) A statement of the maximum number of units that the declarant …
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August 21, 2020 by: National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform Laws
Amend or Revise the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act and the Uniform Condominium ActDraft – for discussion only – informal session.

WVOHOA encourages HOAs & Condos to increase their knowledge – read and experience progression of state laws relative to maintaining and preserving property values.

courtesy Uniform Law Commission


August 4, 2020 by: Richard Smith, Reporter – Uniform Law Commission
Memorandum on the constitutional issues raised by the retroactive application of the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act.
The original drafting committee for the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (UCOIA) (1982) recognized the desirability of applying UCOIA to all common interest communities within the enacting state, but perceived constitutional impediments to that approach.  A comment to Section 1-201, the basic scope provision applying UCOIA to communities created after the effective date of the act … Section 1-204, Applicability to pre-existing common interest communities …

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August 4, 2020 by: Richard Smith, Reporter – Uniform Law Commission
Cover memorandum Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act and the Uniform Condominium Act
… brief descriptions of the major changes in the draft. Revisions that are only stylistic or are intended only to clarify the meaning of the existing statutory text are not included …

1. Scope of the act,
2. Limited Common Elements,
3.  Building Encroachments,
4. Termination of Common Interest Community,
5. Master Associations,
6. Adverse Possession and Prescriptive Easements,
7. Power and Duties of Unit Owners Association,
8. Transfer of Special Declarant Rights,
9. Meetings – Voting – Proxies – Ballots,
10. Assessments, 
11. Time Shares.

courtesy Uniform Law Commission


August 4, 2020 by: Richard Smith, Reporter – Uniform Law Commission
Memorandum on the scope of the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act
Two conflicting policies are posed when considering the applicability of this Act to “old” and “new” common interest communities in the enacting State. On the one hand, it is desirable, for reasons of uniformity, for the Act to apply to all common interest communities located in a particular State, regardless of whether the common interest community was created before or after adoption of the Act in that State … footnote: Sections 1-202 and 1-203 allow opt-ins to the entire act, using the phrase “unless the declaration provides that this entire act is applicable.” Section 1-207 allows opt-ins to the entire act or to only Articles 1 and 2 of the act.

courtesy Uniform Law Commission


HOA Board of Directors Training

provided by: Montgomery County, Maryland
This unique free training is conducive to good management skills to handle the business of an HOA even in West Virginia. WVOHOA encourages any HOA Member, director or not, to increase their knowledge.

Members of a community association board of directors in Montgomery County, Maryland have been provided with basic training. WVOHOA continues their relationship with Maryland’s COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE FUNDAMENTALS.

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October 2019 a unique special education session was graciously provided to WVOHOA Members and the general public in attendance, the files and video are available at:  https://wvohoa.org/education/enter-workshops-and-seminars/

Community Governance Fundamentals updated January 2020

 

Community Governance Fundamentals

TIP: this unique online training course is geared for your own speed. The course will remember where you left off – that’s right,  you have the freedom to come and go at will.

WVOHOA Formal Recognition – Board of Directors Training Certificate of Successful Completion