We have discovered that a few large HOA management companies are requiring vendors and contractors to pay them cash if they want to provide services to the homeowner associations they manage. In short, no payment no work. Boards are cautioned to determine whether their management company is demanding cash from contractors and vendors servicing your HOA. Likewise, when you interview a management company, you need to inquire whether they insist on payola. Our company never accepts any form of payment from vendors and/or contractors. All we want is quality work and good service for a fair price. Note that many vendors and contractors are extremely reluctant to say anything to HOA clients for fear of losing business.