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Reader Questions – Who Fixes Roofs and Pipes? Nov 29, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 


Dear Kelly: Our condo roofs will need replacement soon and there are inadequate reserves.  The board had a membership vote on...

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Reader Questions – Do We Have Term Limits? Nov 22, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL


Kelly, could you elaborate on the newly signed into law "term limits?" We have a 5-member board and 3 members have served many years. If...

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Reader Questions: No Minutes; No Election; No Eligibility? Nov 15, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

Dr. Mr. Richardson: I’m concerned about my board no longer publishing minutes of their open meetings. I’ve asked for...

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Are We Required To Rebuild Our Balconies? Nov 08, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

Hello Mr. Richardson,

Our HOA is claiming that 2019’s SB 326 ("Balcony Law") adds to the Davis-Stirling Act and requires the...

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Offering Mental Health Support in HOAs Nov 02, 2021

This article first appeared on CAI's HOA Resources by Laura Otto. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed new stresses on many Americans, including those...

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New Laws Coming in 2022 (Part III): Major Housing Reforms – Dismantling HOAs? Nov 01, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

In recent years, the Governor and Legislature have made increasing California’s housing supply a high priority. This year saw...

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New Laws Approved for 2022 (Part II): Good Changes Coming Oct 25, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

2021 was the most positive legislative year for California HOAs in a very long time. Today’s column summarizes four helpful changes...

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Naughty or Nice? Holiday Guidelines to List and Check Twice Oct 25, 2021

By Daniel C. Heaton, Esq.

This article first appeared the CAI-CV, Quorum, October 2021 here.

‘Tis the season. For many homeowners, this time of year is eagerly...

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2021 Legislative Update: New Laws for California Community Associations Oct 20, 2021

The 2021 legislative session was one of the most active legislative years impacting California community association law. Pressures of the California affordable housing...

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Governor Newsom Declares Drought State of Emergency Oct 20, 2021

On October 19, 2021, Governor Newsom issued a State of Emergency proclamation effectively expanding the drought emergency statewide. The proclamation follows the...

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Vaccine mandates: What Could Requirements Mean for Your Community Oct 19, 2021

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This article first appeared on Community Associations Institute (CAI) Ungated.

The continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S....

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New Laws Approved for 2022 (Part I): Changes in HOA Elections (Again) Oct 19, 2021

 By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

The 2021 Legislative season in California has ended, and five good HOA bills (a record in recent decades) are becoming law. Assembly...

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