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HOA related news articles, happenings and published works by a variety of journalists, authors and homeowners like you. Not a definitive resource, though we do try to keep up with what’s happening during the current year.

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Previous years are available within the Library Archives.



Requirements of the Declaration for WV Homeowners Associations
WV Code §36B-2-105
(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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June 14, 2019 Airbnb begins collecting WV sales tax
by Williamson Daily News
Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, started collecting West Virginia’s 6% sales tax on behalf of its affiliated hosts in the state, the company said in a news release.
West Virginia passed HB2813 earlier this year and it was signed into law by Gov. Jim Justice. It authorizes platforms like Airbnb to collect the state’s sales tax. Airbnb will deliver the revenue to the West Virginia State Tax Department.

WVOHOA COMMENT: is there a conflict in doing Airbnb business in your WV residential only HOA?  Are you using your home as an Airbnb in your HOA legally?  Read your governing documents.
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March 22, 2019 HOA Architectural Review Committee Court Case Summary
by Lawrence Szabo, Esq.
This case is relative to ARC time limits, action and DCCR restrictive covenants.
One person cannot be the deciding factor, timelines restricted by governing documents must be followed,  TIP: Processes of an HOA’s decisions are imperative, Too many HOAs suffer from lack of homeowners willing to participate and then one person steps up and becomes a lone enforcer.

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February 2, 2019 Broadcast WVOHOA: Ignorance of the law is no excuse
Several of our WVOHOA members have received inquires from different mortgage companies regarding information critical in obtaining a reverse mortgage and/or refinancing for their home(s).

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January 2019 Audio/Video for 2019 was made possible by our members.
WVOHOA began recording Education Sessions including Workshops & Seminars in 2019 and capturing radio interviews. An important decision made by the Organization’s Board of Directors to expand statewide. The audio/videos are provided to reach our members across the 55 counties of West Virginia.


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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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