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When is the president of a HOA board allowed to act without

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When is the president of a HOA board allowed to act without a vote from the board?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 year ago.


I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

The duty that sets the president of an HOA apart from the other board member is the obligation to create an agenda for meetings, the ability to preside over the meetings, and sometimes the power to fill vacancies pending an election. That's it. The president of an HOA has no other special powers or duties unless the bylaws or rules and regulations say so. His vote doesn't count for more than the other board members. He doesn't have any power unless the board granted it to him already. For example, a board could put the president in charge of hiring or firing maintenance staff. But, generally, despite what many people seem to think, the president of the HOA isn't like the king. His powers have to be defined by the by-laws, and he has no ability to take action on his own outside those documents.

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