Get 2 months of free community web site hosting from Community123.com!
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Get 2 months of free community web site hosting from Community123.com!
Only members have access to all features.
Click here to join HOATalk for Free! Members click here to login and access all features.
Subject: Video/Audio tape a HOA Meeting
Prev Next
Please login to post a reply (click Member Login on the menu).
Author Messages
FredS
(Arizona)

Posts:1


05/11/2006 2:53 PM  
1. Can a Homeowner video tape a monthly Homeowners meeting ?
2. Can the Board vote NOT to let you video tape a meeting ?
3. same as above except audio tape a meeting ?
4. Are there any laws that cover the above ?
5. The Board voted NOT to let me video tape or audio tape the meeting and threatened to call the police to have me removed if i insisted on taping. I told them to call the police and they decided to adjourn our HOA monthly meeting.
6. Please help me with any comments. Thanks Fred

The Board taped the Jan. o6 and Feb. 06 HOA meeting.

BrianB
(California)

Posts:2820


05/11/2006 3:27 PM  
i am not a lawyer, but i don't think it's illegal. If the meeting is held in a private residence, they may have some leg to stand on. If they have videotaped previous meetings, they lose a lot of legal leg to ban future recordings.

One nice thing to remember: Federal Wiretap laws say one party to a meeting must be aware of the recording, not both, to be legal. California differs slightly, i believe.

EdR
(Texas)

Posts:170


05/11/2006 7:56 PM  
Remember, you are a member of the association. The board meeting is of your membership; if you have a right to be in the meeting, you have a right to Minutes (which if yours is like mine, you'll never get them) and to taking notes; if you choose to take notes with a videotap, I can't see that they can stop you. You have more rights to a meeting than someone from the press because you are a member. It sounds like this was making them nervous--why might that be?--that they didn't plan on recording something accurately in the Minutes? It happens!
EdR
LuciusD


Posts:0


05/12/2006 9:17 PM  
Posted By FredS on 05/11/2006 2:53 PM

1. Can a Homeowner video tape a monthly Homeowners meeting ?
2. Can the Board vote NOT to let you video tape a meeting ?
3. same as above except audio tape a meeting ?
4. Are there any laws that cover the above ?
5. The Board voted NOT to let me video tape or audio tape the meeting and threatened to call the police to have me removed if i insisted on taping. I told them to call the police and they decided to adjourn our HOA monthly meeting.
6. Please help me with any comments. Thanks Fred

The Board taped the Jan. o6 and Feb. 06 HOA meeting.



1. Not necessarily.
2. Probably
3. same as above
4. That would vary from state to state. In Colorado, according to the advice of an attorney, a board can adopt rules prohibiting any member use of recording devices. Of course, the board can tape.
5. Not surprising
6. HOA's are private governments. It's surprising how many rights you surrender when you buy-in. Good luck, Lou
Please login to post a reply (click Member Login on the menu).
Forums > Homeowner Association > HOA Discussions > Video/Audio tape a HOA Meeting



Get 2 months of free community web site hosting from Community123.com!



News Articles Provided by: Community Associations Network
News, articles and blogs about condos/HOA's

Only members have access to all features.
Click here to join HOATalk for Free! Members click here to login and access all features.







General Legal Notice:  The content of forum messages are from the posting member and have not been reviewed nor endorsed by HOATalk.com.  Messages posted by HOATalk or other members are for informational purposes only, are not legal or professional advice and do not constitute an attorney-client relationship.  Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel.  HOATalk is not a licensed attorney, CPA, tax advisor, financial advisor or any other licensed professional.  HOATalk accepts ads from sponsors but does not verify sponsor qualifications nor endorse/guarantee any sponsor's product or service.
HindmanSanchez Legal Notice:  (For messages posted by HindmanSanchez) This message has been prepared by HindmanSanchez for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Members of HOATalk.com should not act on this information without seeking professional counsel. Please do not send us confidential information unless you speak with one of our attorneys and get authorization to send that information to us. If you wish to initiate possible representation, please contact an attorney in our firm. Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado only.

Legal Notice For Messages Posted by Sponsoring Attorneys: This message has been prepared by the sponsoring attorney for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Readers of HOATalk.com should not act on this information without seeking professional counsel. Please do not send any sponsoring attorney confidential information unless you speak with the sponsoring attorney or an attorney from the sponsoring attorney’s firm and get authorization to send that information to them. If you wish to initiate possible representation, please contact an attorney in the firm of the sponsoring attorney. Sponsoring attorneys that post messages here are licensed to practice law in a specific state or states as indicated in their message signature or sponsor’s profile page. (NOTE: A ‘sponsoring attorney’ is an attorney that is a HOATalk.com official sponsor and is identified as such in the posted message or on our sponsor page.)

Copyright HOA Talk.com, A Service of Community123 LLC ( Homeowners Association Discussions )   Terms Of Use  Privacy Statement