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.
: 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.
: Associations needing legal assistance can contact us
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