Greetings, and welcome to our latest edition of the Community Advisor

Last Monday, November 20, I had the pleasure of being an invited guest on Atlanta Business Radio where I spoke about some of the many benefits of being in a community association. It was a wonderful opportunity to spread good news about the work being done on behalf of our clients. Click here to catch my interview; or you can listen to the entire 1-hour show, featuring my fellow guests by clicking here .

Meanwhile, our team has published two articles for you. Click on the links below to check out Jason LoMonaco’s newest article, “Statute of Limitations to Stop a Covenant Violation” and the recently updated “What Records Should We Keep?” by Rebecca Drube. In other news, I had the honor of being elected the 2018 President of the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). In January, I will preside over the national Community Association Law Seminar in Palm Springs, California. Both George and I are presenting at the seminar and all of us attending from the firm look forward to sharing the latest developments in community association law at our winter education classes.

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Julie Howard
Julie McGhee Howard
Editor, Community Advisor 
Statute of Limitations to Stop a Covenant Violation
by Jason LoMonaco 
Effective July 1, 2017, the Georgia General Assembly amended the Statute of Limitation for Covenant Violations (O.C.G.A. § 9-3-29) to add the language underlined in the box to the right. The purpose of these additions to subsection (c) was to clarify subsection (a) requiring a lawsuit [i.e. "action"] to be "brought within two years after the right of action accrues."
What Records Should We Keep? 
by Rebecca Drube 
Given a community association’s multiple interactions with its members, managers and vendors, it is perhaps inevitable that even the most organized community association Board of Directors may begin to feel buried in documents, whether in paper or electronic form. At this point, the typical association Board may ask itself, "What records should we be keeping?" This article and included Records Retention Table (on last page) will explore basic tenants of records retention, including records that you are statutorily required to keep, recommended time periods for records retention, and other best practices regarding association record-keeping.

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