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Reader Questions - Sex Offender in Association Dec 07, 2015

Hi Kelly,

I first want to say I enjoy and appreciate reading your responses and advise on association issues.

I recently found out that the “manager” of the...

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Reader Questions - Committee Meetings, Rental Restrictions Nov 30, 2015

Hello Mr. Richardson,

Our HOA board is composed of 5 members, and is updating the CC&Rs and bylaws. The board created a committee composed of 3 board members who have...

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Reader Questions - Proxies Nov 23, 2015

Mr. Richardson,

I have been under the impression that a change to the laws in California no longer allowed proxies for elections. We almost never get a quorum on the first...

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How Washington D.C. Affects California HOAs? Nov 16, 2015

While normally one thinks of Sacramento as the source of homeowner association law, Washington D.C. is increasingly becoming involved. Three pending bills in Congress will,...

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Reader Questions - Manager Disclosures, Changing Presidents Nov 09, 2015

Dear Kelly,

What penalty, if any, is imposed on a management company which does not disclose to the boards of their clients whether or not their manager is certified? I...

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Reader Questions - Collecting After Foreclosure, E-mail Notices Nov 02, 2015
 

Mr. Richardson,

If a member is delinquent on their monthly assessment and goes through foreclosure and the bank takes over the home does the bank pay the...

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New Law Protects Clotheslines Oct 26, 2015

Given the short time they serve (due to term limits), legislators rarely can address complex issues, and that includes homeowner association law. Except for the California...

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Reader Questions - CC&R Changes: Saving for Legal Expense, Lenders Voting? Oct 19, 2015

Kelly,

Can an association have a line item on the reserve study called “Updating Governing Documents”? Governing documents are recommended to be reviewed and...

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Reader Questions - Why HOAs? Oct 12, 2015

Kelly Richardson,

We have lived in three HOAs. What we have found lately is that no one wants anything to do with the HOA even though they signed up to be in it when they...

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Keeping HOA Money Where It Belongs Oct 05, 2015

Some associations suffer damage from financial abuse, which can be every bit as devastating as a fire, except that this financial damage might not be covered by insurance....

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Reader Questions - Misunderstood Terms, Fair Housing Sep 28, 2015

Kelly Richardson,

Would there be any use in asking for explanations of Condo, Townhouse, PUD, Patio Homes?

Yours,

D.F., Huntington Beach

Dear D.F.,

These four terms are...

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Reader Questions - Closed Session, Member Participation Sep 21, 2015

Kelly Richardson,

I read your article in the paper, referencing homeowner association meetings and the Open Meeting Act (Civil Code 4900-4955). Prior to open board...

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