Snow Removal and Your HOA

The Treasure Valley has faced a series of snow events this winter. The local highway districts are having trouble keeping up with the plowing, especially in the side roads and neighborhoods where our HOA clients predominate. As a result, schools have been closing, and people have had trouble getting cars out of residential neighborhoods. At […]

Our Attorneys’ Big Win for HOA in Utah

The Lodges at Bear Hollow Condominium Association obtained a jury verdict on Tuesday for $1.8 million in its four year long construction defect lawsuit against its developer, Bear Hollow Restoration, LLC, which is managed by Hamlet Homes. The three-building, 97-unit condominium project is located in the Bear Hollow Village below the Olympic ski jump near […]

Longtime Local Attorney Partners with VF Law to Bring a Higher Level of HOA Education, Representation, and Advocacy to Colorado Communities

Effective May 2015, local attorney Sean Wells has joined us as a partner! Mr. Wells, previously with a respected Denver plaintiff’s construction defect law firm, is teaming up with VF to offer a deeper level of analysis, advocacy, and education to local homeowner and condominium associations. Mr. Wells has spent years prosecuting claims on behalf of homeowners, […]

What Are Expansive Soils and What Damage Can They Cause?

What are expansive soils and what damage can they cause? Expansive soil clays are made up of plate-like particles, smaller than the eye can see, which absorb moisture between the plates and can expand to over 100% of the original size when wet. This “swell pressure” between particles can push up and crack concrete slabs, […]

Are Your Association Funds Safe?

Are Your Association Funds Safe? Protect your association from embezzlement and fraud ─ read our helpful articles on preventative measures your HOA can take, and view a current case of fraud affecting local HOAs quoting VF Law’s Rich Vial. See the Oregonian article at: http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/06/northwest_empire_community_man.html Faces of Fraud: Examples of Everyday Embezzlement Fraud and Embezzlement […]

Media Alert: Utah HOA Registry

Media Alert: House Bill 104 Where the Registry Can Be Found On June 16th, the State of Utah Department of Commerce released a Media Alert regarding the new online Utah Homeowner Associations Registry (a result of 2011 legislative-passed House Bill 104). For the benefit of our local Utah communities, we are passing on this information. […]