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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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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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Reader Questions and Breaking HOA News: HOAs Can Meet Purely Virtually During Emergency Oct 11, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq.


Kelly: With the Governor's executive orders on Covid rescinded in June, is there anything preventing boards from conducting in-person meetings...

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Border Protection – Six Reasons to Stay in Your (HOA) Lane Oct 04, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq.

Last week’s column reviewed the roles and boundaries of each HOA team member. While sometimes it can seem frustrating for volunteer...

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Border Protection – Roles and Boundaries of HOA Team Members Sep 27, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

For many years, advising associations was at times very stressful, as boards would sometimes disregard my best advice for them. ...

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Reader Questions – Is THAT A Meeting? Sep 20, 2021

By  Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Kelly: What, if any, significance is there when a board fails to comply to post an agenda four days prior to a board...

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Reader Questions – Are Term Limits Illegal, and Who Advocates for HOAs? Sep 13, 2021

By: Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

 

Dear Mr. Richardson: With the new election law (effective 1/1/20) removing term limits for board members, does this mean the HOA...

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Buying in an HOA? Read this First Sep 07, 2021

By: Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

When buying property in a common interest development (“HOA”), one automatically becomes a member.  Here are 14 items to...

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Does YOUR HOA Have These Disclosures Ready For Buyers? Aug 30, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq., CCAL

California Civil Code Section 4525 requires specific important disclosures be provided to members upon request, to give to prospective...

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Reader Questions – Can We Meet Completely Virtually, Knowing Individual Director Votes, and “Discussion-Only” Agenda Items Aug 23, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Hi Kelly: Regarding your recent article on virtual board meetings, is it permissible for the board to also be virtual?  That is, do...

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Reader Questions – My Peeping Doorbell Camera, and Where is MY Parking Space? Aug 16, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly:

Because of the type of work I do at home, I was required to install a security system in my condominium including a front door...

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Why Aren’t CC&Rs On-Line and Where Are Monthly Financials? Aug 09, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Good morning Kelly. In our recent HOA meeting, one question raised was, “Why isn’t our CC&R’s on the HOA’s...

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