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New Year’s Resolutions of HOA Service Providers Jan 20, 2020

[This is the fourth and final installment of this series, which previously addressed directors, homeowners, and managers.]

As the association’s service provider, I...

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New Year’s Resolutions of HOA Managers Jan 11, 2020

[After two previous columns proposing resolutions for directors and HOA members, here are ideas for managers. Next week – service providers]

As an association...

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New Year Resolutions for HOA Members Jan 04, 2020

[Second in a four-part series, with possible resolutions for the HOA owner.  Next week’s installment will suggest ideas for managers.]

I, the HOA member, resolve...

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New Year Resolutions of HOA Directors Dec 29, 2019

Many of us start the new year with commitments to improve, so why leave out the HOA? This four-part series suggests resolutions for association directors, homeowners,...

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The HOA Holiday Wish List Dec 22, 2019

During the holiday season, we often struggle to find the perfect gift for those who are important to us. Sometimes we need a little help, and we ask for a “wish...

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Reader Questions - Who Is Watching The HOA? Dec 14, 2019

Mr. Richardson,

Is there an oversight/audit department on a state level that oversees the management of an association? I am finding contradicting and wrong information in...

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Reader Questions - CC&Rs or Rules, and a Forgotten Bylaw Amendment Dec 06, 2019

Hi Kelly,

I’m confused between “rules” and “CC&R’s.” Our board, over the years, has implemented new rules. What I don’t...

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Reader Questions - Rules Regarding Children, and Blocked Driveways Nov 30, 2019

Dear Mr. Richardson:

Can an HOA come up with new house rules that ban children from playing outside the units? Especially with many young children that live here.

G.G.,...

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Fair Housing Regulations Are Here, and a New Protected Class Nov 23, 2019

After five years of work and hearings, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council has completed what appear to be the first state Fair Housing regulations in the...

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Is the Handyman An Employee? AB5 May Increase HOA Payrolls in 2020 Nov 16, 2019

Traditionally, many businesses often hire part-time or occasional workers and characterized them as “independent contractors.” The IRS and State Franchise Tax...

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HOA Election Processes Much More Difficult in 2020 – SB323 Nov 09, 2019

An extensive overhaul of HOA election procedures takes effect in 2020 after passage of the controversial SB 323. Here is a recap of the many changes:

  • The law at Civil Code...
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Protection for ADUs and Doorway Icons Coming in 2020 Nov 01, 2019

Two new laws are coming in 2020, which provide protection for HOA owners in regard to accessory dwelling units and religious decorations on doorways.

One of the most basic...

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