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Great Time to Make a Game Plan

shutterstock_276537854With Super Bowl LIII right around the corner, now is a great time to plan for the impact on your community and to make a game plan.

Tens of thousands of fans, workers and volunteers will descend on Atlanta for the “Big Game” in just over two weeks, and most of those people need a place to stay and park. That will certainly pose challenges for many communities.

With the increasing popularity of Airbnb, VRBO and other home-sharing platforms, many homeowners will be looking to cash-in on the fandom. Thus, we recommend reviewing your governing documents to confirm the scope of any leasing restrictions, the association’s enforcement powers and the due process requirements. It’s also a good time to speak with your general counsel about short-term rentals and other leasing issues. Remember, our retainer includes complimentary telephone consultations with Board members and community managers concerning association operations and governance issues.

Parking is also going to be in high demand in Atlanta in the days leading up to February 3, 2019. Thus, we also recommend reviewing any parking restrictions in your governing documents and discussing parking enforcement—including towing and booting—with your general counsel. Check-in with your attorney and have a conversation about what is permitted and how to handle violations.