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Time Is Almost Up to Remove Illegal Rental Restriction May 16, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

The first version of Civil Code Section 4741, banning “unreasonable” rental restrictions, became law in 2021, and also...

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Reader Questions – CC&Rs Expired, and Ignored May 09, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Mr. Richardson: I am looking into purchasing a property with 3 freestanding units and a small amount of common space used as a...

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Is This Manager Qualified? May 02, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq.

[Last of a 3-part series]. After selecting the desired type of management services, how can one evaluate a manager’s qualifications?

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Selecting Management: The Contract Apr 24, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

The previous column discussed different types of association management services. After selecting the management service type and...

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Which Type of Management Is Best For Your HOA? Apr 19, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Determining which type of management services is best for the HOA is a very important HOA board decision. Even the smallest associations...

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Reader Questions – Who is Watching Out For HOAs? Apr 07, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly - Thanks again for your recent informative column pertaining to new state laws pertaining to HOAs.  I would never say that the...

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Reader Questions - Who is Supposed to Care for it? Apr 04, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly, I’m in a dispute with my association. The doors facing the outside of my condo (original doors) have extensive dry-rot. I say...

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Membership Quorum Is Important AND Attainable! Mar 29, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Some of the most important HOA decisions must be made by membership vote, but many associations cannot make those decisions because they...

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The Board Amending CC&Rs and Bylaws? Mar 21, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

CC&Rs and bylaws are governing documents that normally can only be amended by a vote of the HOA membership. However, there are...

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Reader Questions – Automatic Election Rules; No Ballot Box; and Term Limits Mar 14, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

Dear Kelly: Our board approved the old version of the bill SB323 as is to replace our current election rules. Recently we had our...

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Election by Acclamation, Self-Campaigning, and Cumulative Voting Mar 07, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Mr. Richardson: Starting in 2022, all HOAs have the option of utilizing the acclamation procedures in Civil Code §5103 when...

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Reader Questions – A Law That Came Too Late Feb 28, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, HOAs were presented with a conundrum: Local health authorities prohibited gatherings of more...

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