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Kansas Homeowner Bill of Rights
From the Kansas Legislature Research Department
This memorandum contains background information on the Kansas Uniform Common Interest Owners Bill of Rights Act (UCIOBORA), a brief history of the legislation that lead to the adoption of UCIOBORA, a summary of its provisions, and a summary of how homeowner’s associations (HOAs) are established and registered in Kansas.
 
Know Before You Buy
By: Community Associations Institute
There are many advantages to purchasing property in a community association. Nevertheless, it's important for new homeowners to be aware of important topics, such as the challenge of balancing the best interests of the community as a whole with the preferences of individual residents. Issues can arise due to unrealistic expectations, misinformation, and misunderstanding.
 
Rights and Responsibilities
By: Community Associations Institute
Perhaps the greatest achievement for any association is creating and sustaining a sense of community among residents and leaders. This goal is best achieved when homeowners, non-owner residents and association leaders recognize and embrace their rights and responsibilities. It was with this goal in mind that CAI developed Rights and Responsibilities for Better Communities. These principles can serve as an important guidepost for board and committee members, community managers, homeowners and non-owner residents.
Insurance Tips for Homeowners
By: Financial Planner Ellen Derrick on www.foxbusiness.com
When it comes to protecting your home, it’s not just about safeguarding against structural damage or theft—it’s just as much about feeling secure in where you live. If disaster strikes, your focus should be on reclaiming your sense of stability. The last thing you should worry about is money.
Curb Appeal
By: www.houselogic.com
Gorgeous landscaping for your home means more than just looks. Good landscaping can add up to 28% to the overall value of a house, and cut its time on the market 10% to 15%. That’s why associations often have rules about landscaping.
Grilling Safety
By: Commercial Association Underwriters of America, Inc.
One of the most enjoyable summer pastimes is cooking outdoors with family and friends.  However, residents in multi-residential housing must take special precautions to enjoy the benefits of grilling outdoors. Using open-flame grills or other similar devices on balconies is unsafe and, in most cases, prohibited by local fire ordinances.  By taking a few simple precautions suggested in this guide, you could prevent a relaxing evening outdoors from turning into a fiery tragedy for you and your community.
Volunteer
By: Raymond Dickey, Huffington Post
Board members dedicate their time and energy to making their neighborhood a safe and enjoyable place for all.  Yet, this group of volunteers is often unappreciated, and even hated, by those they have volunteered to help.
Get Along!
By: Neal Bach, CPA on www.bjmco.com/boards-vs-homeowners/
The basic goal of effectively operating the business of the community means that board members have to collect money from neighbors and tell them what they can and can't do. This creates an inherent conflict that can escalate quickly.