One of the topics that confound community associations and their boards is what to do about renters. Many times, the question is what can be done to limit them, prohibit them or somehow control them. However, in the right circumstances, possession and rental of a delinquent unit can be a real boon to an association plagued with a zombie property. A vacant property that is a whole in the budget and a bane to the community can be turned into a valuable asset. A petition for possession, whether through a receiver or directly by the association is a new strategy to combat delinquents that can be very effective for a progressive board with creative and aggressive counsel.
Our guest in this episode is Hal Barrow, Esq., Partner and Co-Founder of Barrow|Hoffman. Hal has represented hundreds of community associations since 1985. A magna cum laude graduate of Widener University School of Law, Hal has tried cases in state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania. Hal is an active member of CAI, the Community Association Institute, and has served as President of the Pennsylvania and Greater Delaware Valley Chapter and as past chair of CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee. For more information, email Hal or visit Barrow|Hoffman's website at this link.