Adams Stirling PLC


QUESTION: On the subject of giving gifts to our property manager either from the board or from members, I was under the impression that this is not allowed. The reason being that even homeowners wanting to say “thank you” with a nice houseplant for the property manager could be misinterpreted as buying favors.

ANSWER: An association and its members can give gifts of appreciation to vendors and employees. There is nothing illegal with the practice. Some associations allow gift-giving in keeping with the spirit of the season while others discourage it for fear it may influence the manager’s objectivity in dealing with owners. Some associations pay year-end bonuses. The particular practice for your association is a business decision for the board to make.

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Adams Stirling PLC