Homeowner associations (HOAs) are responsible for maintaining residential communities, from shared pools and gyms to landscaping, siding, and roofs. HOA bylaws outline which homeowner responsibilities belong to the unit owner and which belong to the association. These responsibilities can differ from community to community, but generally, when shared community space is damaged, directors of the association and its property manager are the people who help handle the insurance claim process.
Unfortunately, HOA insurance policies and filing claims can be difficult to navigate if you are unfamiliar with the process. It takes time and expertise to follow the complexities that arise after filing a property damage insurance claim for community property.
If you are a property manager, HOA president, new to an association board, or a resident interested in learning more about your association’s master insurance policy, there are a few important questions to ask while reviewing coverage. Here are our recommended questions to ask about your HOA’s master policy and why.
When a community insurance claim is not handled correctly, it could create legal risks for directors, property managers, and others involved for breach of fiduciary duty or other duties under state statutes or the community’s governing documents.
If you are having trouble filing or navigating a community or condo association claim, our team can help. Our firm works with homeowners association directors, property managers, and their current attorneys to guide the HOA through the claims process. Let the team at Vishio Forry help your community if you have suffered property damage or loss. Call us for a free consultation at (239) 703-7210 or contact us online.