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rule adoption is typically set forth in
an association's governing documents.
When we are dealing with rules, as
opposed to amendments of the master
deed or trust, the process involves a
vote of the members of the board. A
valid rule primarily needs appropriate
authority. The following acronym,
"CAST," is a tool for remembering
valid sources of authority for rules:
Condominium document
authorization (complies with
the governing documents)
Administrative in nature
(deals with administration of
operation/use of the property)
Statutory authorization
(complies with the law)
Trustee approval (passed by
a vote of the board)

Of course, also of utmost importance
is the substance of the rule. I find that
good rules tend to share common
characteristics. The following acronym,
"FORCE," is a tool for remembering
characteristics of good rules:
Fair (rule applies equally to all
segments of the community)
Observed (circulate and publish
rules, distribute them and
record them if possible)
Reasonable (a reasonable rule
invites compliance not
challenge)
Clear (a clear rule invites
compliance not confusion)
Evenly-applied (enforcement
of the rule is undertaken
consistently)

It is a best practice
for board members to
periodically review
both the rules and the
governing documents.
It is a best practice for board members
to periodically review both the rules
and the governing documents. In the
case of the rules, necessary updating can
occur upon a board vote. Updating the
governing documents, however, requires
a vote of the community. Since individual
association documents differ about the
amendment process, it would be wise for
the board to seek the advice of legal counsel prior to undertaking this task.
■ GARY M. DADDARIO, ESQ., CCAL,
IS A PARTNER WITH THE LAW FIRM
OF MARCUS, ERRICO, EMMER &
BROOKS, P.C.

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