According to national insurer USI Insurance Services, law suits towards HOAs have increased, with issues relating to droid usage and mold. A big spike in lawsuits have happened where HOAs use aerial droid footage on their site that shows the interior of tenants’ units without their permission. While community associations can use drones to collect information on the condition of rooves and common ground, but they should learn how to protect themselves or edit any footage accordingly so they don’t run into this problem, especially as drone footage becomes a more popular marketing tactic.
Another issue that HOAs have been running into lately is copyright infringement. This usually results from the best intentions, such as movie nights that show a licensed movie without permission. As soon as an HOA snaps a pic of their community members enjoying the movie and shares it on their site or social channels, they can be slapped with a steep fine if the owner of the copyright finds out.